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  1. Aesthetic Appreciation of Experiments: The Case of 18th-Century Mimetic Experiments.Alexander Rueger - 2002 - International Studies in the Philosophy of Science 16 (1):49 – 59.
    This article analyzes a type of experiment, very popular in 18th-century natural philosophy, which has apparently not led to insights into nature but which was aesthetically especially attractive. These experiments--"mimetic experiments"--allow us to trace a connection between aesthetic appreciation in science and in art contemporaneous with the science. I use this case as a problem for McAllister's theory of aesthetic induction according to which aesthetic standards in science tend to be associated with empirical success and propose an alternative mechanism that (...)
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  • Scientific Experiment and Legal Expertise: The Way of Experience in Seventeenth-Century England.Rose-Mary Sargent - 1989 - Studies in History and Philosophy of Science Part A 20 (1):19-45.