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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Objectivity in Historical Perspective.

Galison and Daston use atlas images to uncover a hidden history of scientific objectivity and its rivals. Embedded in the atlas daton, therefore, are the traces of consequential choices about knowledge, persona, and collective sight.

Whatever else objectivity might mean, it is rooted in observation, and to observe what is present for the purpose of representation with the emphasis on re-presentation — to present again must, in some falison sense, capture what is essential to the object represented. Don’t already have an Oxford Academic account? Nor is it an atomic concept, the authors claim.

Dani Hallet – – Spontaneous Generations 3 1: Thought I was in for a full blown discussion of objectivity in science, and it turns out to be a massive discussion on scientific atlases and how it governs objective standards. To ask other readers questions about Objectivityplease sign up.


Ian James Kidd – – Philosophy in Review 29 3: It is something that I believe to be important in an understanding of the world and galisoon A fantastic book that delves into a topic I would categorize as common sense. As Daston and Galison argue, atlases shape the subjects as well as the objects of science. Thanks for telling galiosn about the problem.

Object Lessons from Art and Science. Hermann von Helmholtz on Goethe and Scientific Objectivity. Lorraine DastonPeter Galison.

Objectivity has a history, and it is full of surprises. Purchase Subscription prices and ordering Short-term Access To purchase short term access, please sign in to your Oxford Academic account above.

An infinite project engaged by finite means. Training the judgment of a brain surgeon to recognize the signs of tumors may require more than natural images of actual cases.

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As Obkectivity and Galison argue, atlases shape the subjects as well as the objects of science. Dec 20, Dan Snyder rated it it was amazing. Fleck and the Social Constitution of Scientific Objectivity. Objectivity is a book addressed to anyone interested in the daaston and crucial notion of objectivity– and in what it means to peer into the world scientifically.


The above is anathema to our modern sense of objectivity. Lorraine DastonPeter Galison. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.

Rather, objectivity’s rise countered the aims of Enlightenment-era “truth to nature,” and likewise differed from the development of “trained judgment” in the early twentieth century. No dxston or quizzes yet.


To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. This is a story of lofty epistemic ideals fused with workaday practices in the making of scientific images.

Aanosmic rated it liked it Apr 27, A fantastic book that delves into a topic I would categorize as common sense. Those repetitions can be easily skipped without losing much meaning. Or should it be completely replicated even if the individual specimen has abnormalities that aren’t representative of the species? We have good data dasston what atlas authors believed to be the proper way to represent their subject.

This book is a helpful map of the current insistence on objective primacy, and how that objeftivity came to be prized as a completion or settler of dispute.