Theoria 21 (1):21-38 (2006)

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Thomas Mormann
Ludwig Maximilians Universität, München (PhD)
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In this paper some classical representational ideas of Hertz and Duhem are used to show how the dichotomy between representation and intervention can be overcome. More precisely, scientific theories are reconstructed as complex networks of intervening representations (or representational interventions). The formal apparatus developed is applied to elucidate various theoretical and practical aspects of the in vivo/in vitro problem of biochemistry. Moreover, adjoint situations (Galois connections) are used to explain the relation berween empirical facts and theoretical laws in a new way
Keywords Representations  Adjoint Situations  In vivo/in vitro problem  Hertz, Duhem
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