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A House Built on SandExposing Postmodernist Myths About Science$
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Noretta Koertge

Print publication date: 1998

Print ISBN-13: 9780195117257

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: February 2006

DOI: 10.1093/0195117255.001.0001

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Avoiding the Experimenters' Regress Avoiding the Experimenters' Regress Allan Franklin

Avoiding the Experimenters' Regress Avoiding the Experimenters' Regress Allan Franklin

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(p.151) 9 Avoiding the Experimenters' Regress Allan Franklin
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A House Built on Sand
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Allan Franklin

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DOI:10.1093/0195117255.003.0010

Harry Collins claims that there are no internal methods for evaluating the validity of scientific techniques. Experimental results are accepted only after a process of negotiation between parties with different non-epistemic interests. His account of Weber’s attempts to detect gravity waves is criticized.

Keywords:   Harry Collins, Joseph Weber, gravity waves, experimenter’s regress

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