El argumento del regreso del experimentador y la replicación de experimentos

Scientiae Studia 8 (2):243-271 (2010)

Romina Vanesa Vanesa Zuppone
Universitat de Barcelona
Abstract: The aim of this paper is to analyse and criticize the argument of the experimenters' regress proposed by Harry Collins in 1985. In order to do that, I begin with an introduction to the experiments that aimed to detect gravity waves performed by Joseph Weber during 1970, then I analyse and discuss both forms of the argument: the epistemological and the ontological. Finally, after giving an outline of a theory of experimental reproduction and an explication of the concept of replication, I propose two ways of avoiding the experimenters' regress.
Keywords Experimenters' regress  Reproduction of experimental results  Replication  Philosophy of experiment
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DOI 10.1590/S1678-31662010000200005
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