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Nounou, Antigone; Dorato, Mauro; Lutz, Sebastian; Hartmann, Stephan; Debs, Talal; Redhead, Michael (2010): A New Perspective on Objectivity and Conventionalism. In: Metascience, Vol. 19, Nr. 1: S. 3-27
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Abstract

This review is a critical discussion of three main claims in Debs and Redhead’s thought-provoking book Objectivity, Invariance, and Convention. These claims are: (i) Social acts impinge upon formal aspects of scientific representation; (ii) symmetries introduce the need for conventional choice; (iii) perspectival symmetry is a necessary and sufficient condition for objectivity, while symmetry simpliciter fails to be necessary.