Philosophy of Science 51 (March):23-43 (1984)

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Several arguments are considered which purport to demonstrate the impossibility of theory-neutral observation. The most important of these infers the continuity of observation with theory from the presumed continuity of perception with cognition, a doctrine widely espoused in recent cognitive psychology. An alternative psychological account of the relation between cognition and perception is proposed and its epistemological consequences for the observation/theory distinction are then explored
Keywords Epistemology  Inference  Observation  Perception
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DOI 10.1086/289162
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