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Scientific Observation and Perception in General [1935]

  • Ludwik Fleck
Part of the Boston Studies in the Philosophy of Science book series (BSPS, volume 87)

Abstract

Until quite lately the following conviction prevailed among scientists, expressed in Poincaré’s sentence: “if a research worker had infinite time at his disposal, it would suffice to tell him: Look, but look well”. Our entire knowledge would allegedly emerge out of the description of his observations of all events.

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Infinite Time Scientific Observation Style Feature Microscopic Preparation Mental Readiness 
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Notes

  1. 1.
    Cf. Fleck: ‘How did the Bordet-Wassermann Reaction Arise, and How, in General, Does a Scientific Discovery Arise?’, Pol. Gaz. lek. (1934), 10/11.Google Scholar
  2. 2.
    Fleck: ‘Zur Krise der Wirklichkeit’. Naturwissenschaften 17, 33. [This volume ch. 2.2, pp.47–58]Google Scholar

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© D. Reidel Publishing Company 1986

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  • Ludwik Fleck

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