Prejudices of the Senses

Joseph Agassi*

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The problem that troubled most of philosophers of science today, after the rise of the new logic, is that of observation. Since science discusses not observations but observation reports, this raises the question, how do we verbalize what we observe? This question is very troublesome. It invites scientific theories of observation and of language yet as it is at the basis of science it should precede science (Popper 1935, §25).

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationBoston Studies in the Philosophy and History of Science
PublisherSpringer Nature
Number of pages24
StatePublished - 2013

Publication series

NameBoston Studies in the Philosophy and History of Science
ISSN (Print)0068-0346
ISSN (Electronic)2214-7942


  • Great Discovery
  • Observation Report
  • Particle Optic
  • Photographic Plate
  • Preconceive Notion


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