Synthese

, Volume 182, Issue 1, pp 101–116

From data to phenomena: a Kantian stance

Article

DOI: 10.1007/s11229-009-9611-z

Cite this article as:
Massimi, M. Synthese (2011) 182: 101. doi:10.1007/s11229-009-9611-z

Abstract

This paper investigates some metaphysical and epistemological assumptions behind Bogen and Woodward’s data-to-phenomena inferences. I raise a series of points and suggest an alternative possible Kantian stance about data-to-phenomena inferences. I clarify the nature of the suggested Kantian stance by contrasting it with McAllister’s view about phenomena as patterns in data sets.

Keywords

DataPhenomenaBogenWoodwardMcAllisterKant

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Science and Technology StudiesUniversity College LondonLondonUK