Synopses & Reviews
"Crease's brilliantly exploited theatrical analogy places scientific theorizing back into the wider context of experimental inquiry." --Robert C. Scharff
Crease attacks the "mystical" account of experimentation embraced by the positivist and Kantian varieties of philosophy of science, according to which experimentation takes a backseat to theory.
Includes bibliographical references (p. 187-202) and index.
About the Author
ROBERT P. CREASE is Assistant Professor of Philosophy at the State University of New York at Stony Brook and co-author (with Charles Mann) of The Second Creation: Makers of the Revolution in Twentieth-Century Physics.