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Thomas Mormann
University of the Basque Country
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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. 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 are used to explain the relation berween empirical facts and theoretical laws in a new way.
Keywords Analytic Philosophy  Philosophy of Science
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DOI theoria200621123
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