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"Crease’s brilliantly exploited theatrical analogy places scientific theorizing back into the wider context of experimental inquiry." —Robert C.
Scharff

Crease attacks the "mystical" account of experimentation embraced by the positivist and Kantian varieties of philosophy of science, according to which experimentation takes a backseat to theory.

Indiana University Press

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Crease (philosophy, State U. of New York at Stony Brook) asserts that experimentation is at the heart of science, and explains the experimental process through analogy with theatrical performance. He draws his arguments from other philosophers rather than, for example, scientists or actors. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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Meet the Author

ROBERT P. CREASE is Assistant Professor of Philosophy at the State University of New
York at Stony Brook and co-author (with Charles Mann) of The Second Creation: Makers of the
Revolution in Twentieth-Century Physics.

Indiana University Press

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