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.

This is a story of lofty epistemic ideals fused with workaday practices in the making of scientific images. Three regimes of meaning, they contend, shaped the modern trajectory of the notion of objectivitu, each inflecting and displacing but never eliminating what went before. Needs to be read again in a year or three. Observation of an object is not without an observer. Oct 16, Josh Doty added it Shelves: Sign in via your Institution Sign in.

This task may have been made easier by the fact that photography would not exist for another century.

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Purchase Subscription prices and ordering Short-term Access To purchase short term access, please sign in to your Oxford Academic account above. In ObjectivityLorraine 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.

So truth-to-nature gave way to mechanism, the substitution of fallible human judgment for dispassionate, instrumental copying.

Various examples back up the author’s claims, but I think the project deserves more novelty, given the length. Will-to-will-lessness became a virtue of the working scientist as the self came to be seen more as an intrusion on the proper representation of things.

Objectivity

Find it on Scholar. From the eighteenth through the early twenty-first centuries, the images that reveal the deepest commitments of the empirical sciences–from 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.

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You do not currently have access to this article. Third, it is obvious that the atlas is meant to be the crystallized product of observation. One may emphasize galiosn importance of representing what the object is in itself, but eventually one questions whether there is any “in itself” to be found. A History Without a Hero. Bradley rated it it was amazing Aug 30, Books by Lorraine Daston.

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From the eighteenth through the early twenty-first centuries, the images that reveal the deepest commitments of the empirical sciences–from 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.

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The artists could blend their specimens according to criteria that had less to do with technical accuracy than with an individual sense of aesthetics.