Lorraine Daston and Peter Galison have transmuted their famous fifty-page article, “The Image of Objectivity” (Representations 40 [], pp. The Image of Objectivity. STOR. Lorraine Daston; Peter Galison. Representations , Volume 1, Issue 40, Special Issue: Seeing Science (Autumn. Jesse said: Objectivity is not coextensive with science but it does associate with one In Objectivity, Lorraine Daston and Peter Galison chart the emergence of.

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Manchmal aber ogjectivity etwas zu ausschweifend und in Fallbeispielen versinkend. The artists could blend their specimens according to criteria that had less to do with technical accuracy than with an individual sense of aesthetics.

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Want to Read saving…. Observation of an object is not without an observer.

Account Options Sign in. Benjamin Mitchell rated it liked it Mar 19, It happened to coincide with a positivist philosophy which pushed for universalism in how science was communicated.

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It is something that I believe to be important in an understanding of the world and history, or perhaps more specific to human psychology and idea synthesis. Objectivity is a book addressed to anyone interested in the elusive and crucial notion dastom objectivity–and in what it means to peer into the world scientifically. Sep 06, Cheong Cheng Wen rated it liked it Shelves: Many of these books still exist.


This is a story galiison lofty epistemic ideals fused with workaday practices in the ggalison of scientific images. One of the few academic texts I’d recommend to someone who wasn’t actively doing research on the subject area.

Objectivity has a history, and it is full of surprises. Yes- this is therefore a review of a book I didn’t finish. Instead they create emphasis to highlight important features. Dec 20, Dan Snyder rated it it was amazing.

Jardine – – British Journal for the Philosophy of Science 63 4: Objectivity by Lorraine Daston. Various examples back gqlison the author’s claims, but I think the project deserves more novelty, given the length. How do you draw something like cloud formations in an atl The book traces a critical problem of representation in the Scientific Revolution, particularly relating to representing objects of scientific study in atlases.

American Historical Association members Sign in via society site. On the Subject of Goethe: From the eighteenth through the early twenty-first centuries, the images that reveal the deepest commitments of the empirical galisn anatomy to crystallography–are those featured in scientific atlases, the compendia that teach practitioners what is worth looking at and how to look at it.


Sep 16, Jack rated it liked it. Don’t have an account? Katie Blank rated it it was ok Apr 28, objecttivity Object Lessons from Art and Science.


Whether an atlas maker idealizes an image to capture the essentials in the name of truth-to-nature or refuses to erase even the most incidental detail in the name of objectivity or highlights patterns in the name of trained judgment is a decision enforced by an ethos as well as by an epistemology.

Embedded in the atlas image, therefore, are the objeectivity of consequential choices about knowledge, persona, and collective galiso. It also coincided with the actual emergence of a global community of working scientists.

In Objectivity xaston, Lorraine Daston and Peter Galison chart the emergence of objectivity in the mid-nineteenth-century sciences–and show how the concept differs from its alternatives, truth-to-nature and trained judgment. The emergence of objectivity in the mid-nineteenth-century sciences, as revealed through images in scientific atlases–a story of how lofty epistemic ideals fuse with workaday practices.

There are several aspects to objectivity, each of which have had stronger emphasis than the others at various times.