"e-methodology" 2015

 

The Digital Revolution in empirical science

 

Sławomir Leciejewski

Institute of Philosophy, Adam Mickiewicz University,  Szamarzewskiego 89c,

60-568 Poznań, Poland.

e-mail address: slaaw@amu.edu.pl

 

ABSTRACT

In this article I argue in favor of the thesis that the transition from analogue to digital experimental work can be considered as  a revolutionary change. This is particularly evident in the context of the revolution criteria proposed by Hacking, Kuhn's findings, however considering the changes in the theories,  are also helpful when arguing in favor of the thesis. The use of  the computer has certainly revolutionized the experimental study across multiple scientific disciplines.

 

Keywords: philosophy of experiment, digital support of experimental research, scientific revolution.

 

DOI: 10.15503/emet2015.9.17

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