Journal article

EXAMINING THE STRUCTURED USES OF CONCEPTS AS TOOLS: CONVERGING INSIGHTS

Eden T Smith

FILOZOFIA NAUKI | WARSAW UNIV, INST PHILOSOPHY | Published : 2019

Abstract

Examining the historical development of scientific concepts is important for understanding the structured routines within which these concepts are currently used as goal-directed tools in experiments. To illustrate this, I outline how the concepts of mental imagery and hallucinations each draw on an older interdependent set of associations that, although nominally discarded, continues to structure their current independent uses for pursuing discrete experimental goals. In doing so, I highlight how three strands of literature offer mutually instructive insights into how the uses of current scientific concepts contribute to experimental practices. The first strand of literature includes recent..

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