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  1. Entering new fields: Exploratory uses of experimentation.Friedrich Steinle - 1997 - Philosophy of Science 64 (4):74.
    Starting with some illustrative examples, I develop a systematic account of a specific type of experimentation--an experimentation which is not, as in the "standard view", driven by specific theories. It is typically practiced in periods in which no theory or--even more fundamentally--no conceptual framework is readily available. I call it exploratory experimentation and I explicate its systematic guidelines. From the historical examples I argue furthermore that exploratory experimentation may have an immense, but hitherto widely neglected, epistemic significance.
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    Revisiting Discovery and Justification: Historical and Philosophical Perspectives on the Context Distinction.Jutta Schickore & Friedrich Steinle (eds.) - 2006 - Springer.
    This volume thus clears the ground for the productive and fruitful integration of these new developments into philosophy of science.
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  3. Experiments in history and philosophy of science.Friedrich Steinle - 2002 - Perspectives on Science 10 (4):408-432.
    : The increasing attention on experiment in the last two decades has led to important insights into its material, cultural and social dimensions. However, the role of experiment as a tool for generating knowledge has been comparatively poorly studied. What questions are asked in experimental research? How are they treated and eventually resolved? And how do questions, epistemic situations, and experimental activity cohere and shape each other? In my paper, I treat these problems on the basis of detailed studies of (...)
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    Scientific Concepts and Investigative Practice.Uljana Feest & Friedrich Steinle (eds.) - 2012 - de Gruyter.
    Combining philosophical and historical scholarship, the articles in this volume focus on scientific concepts, rather than theories, as units of analysis. They thereby contribute to a growing literature about the role of concepts in scientific research. The authors are particularly interested in exploring the dynamics of research; they investigate the ways in which scientists form and use concepts, rather than in what the concepts themselves represent. The fields treated range from mathematics to virology and genetics, from nuclear physics to psychology, (...)
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  5. Experiment.Uljana Feest & Friedrich Steinle - 2014 - In Paul Humphreys (ed.), The Oxford Handbook of Philosophy of Science. New York, NY, USA: Oxford University Press. pp. 274-295.
    The authors provide an overview of philosophical discussions about the roles of experiment in science. First, they cover two approaches that took shape under the heading of “new experimentalism” in the 1980s and 1990s. One approach was primarily concerned with questions about entity realism, robustness, and epistemological strategies. The other has focused on exploratory experiments and the dynamic processes of experimental research as such, highlighting its iterative nature and drawing out the ways in which such research is grounded in experimental (...)
     
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    Goals and Fates of Concepts: The Case of Magnetic Poles.Friedrich Steinle - 2012 - In Uljana Feest & Friedrich Steinle (eds.), Scientific Concepts and Investigative Practice. de Gruyter. pp. 105-126.
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    Introduction: Revisiting the Context Distinction.Jutta Schickore & Friedrich Steinle - 2006 - In Jutta Schickore & Friedrich Steinle (eds.), Revisiting Discovery and Justification: Historical and Philosophical Perspectives on the Context Distinction. Springer. pp. 7--19.
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  8. Isaac Newton.Ivo Schneider, Kolumban Hutter, Isaac Newton & Friedrich Steinle - 1993 - Journal for General Philosophy of Science / Zeitschrift für Allgemeine Wissenschaftstheorie 24 (1):169-185.
     
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    Exploratory Models and Exploratory Modeling in Science: Introduction.Grant Fisher, Axel Gelfert & Friedrich Steinle - 2021 - Perspectives on Science 29 (4):355-358.
    That science is more than the unilinear application of general theories to specific empirical circumstances is, one hopes, no longer something that is controversial or requires detailed argument. To be sure, there were times when devising universally applicable theories was seen as the most worthy task of science, with less lofty activities such as experimentation and scientific modeling being relegated to the underbelly of “proper science.” Arguing for a pluralistic recognition of the diversity of scientific practices, methods, and goals, might—at (...)
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    Concept Formation and the Limits of Justification:“Discovering” the Two Electricities.Friedrich Steinle - 2006 - In Jutta Schickore & Friedrich Steinle (eds.), Revisiting Discovery and Justification: Historical and Philosophical Perspectives on the Context Distinction. Springer. pp. 183--195.
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    Experiment, Speculation and Law: Faraday's Analysis of Arago's Wheel.Friedrich Steinle - 1994 - PSA: Proceedings of the Biennial Meeting of the Philosophy of Science Association 1994:293 - 303.
    Faraday's view of the mutual relation of speculative theories and laws of nature implies that there should be a procedure, leading from speculative considerations to a system of facts and laws in which theories do no longer play any role. In order to make out the degree in which Faraday's claims correspond to his practice, the way in which he gains an explanation of Arago's effect is analyzed. The thesis is proposed that he indeed has a procedure of leaving theories (...)
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  12. Special Issue: History of Science and Philosophy of Science.Friedrich Steinle & Richard M. Burian - 2002 - Perspectives on Science 10.
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    Looking for a “Simple Case”: Faraday and Electromagnetic Rotation.Friedrich Steinle - 1995 - History of Science 33 (100):179-202.
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    Preface: Virtual Entities in Science.Robert Harlander, Jean-Philippe Martinez, Friedrich Steinle & Adrian Wüthrich - 2024 - Perspectives on Science 32 (3):263-268.
    In lieu of an abstract, here is a brief excerpt of the content:Preface: Virtual Entities in ScienceRobert Harlander, Jean-Philippe Martinez, Friedrich Steinle, and Adrian WüthrichIt is not only since the sudden increase of online communication due to the COVID-19 situation that the concept of the “virtual” has made its way into everyday language. In this context, it mostly denotes a digital substitute for a real object or process. Virtual reality is perhaps the best-known term in this respect. With these digital (...)
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    Challenging Established Concepts.Friedrich Steinle - 2002 - Theoria: Revista de Teoría, Historia y Fundamentos de la Ciencia 17 (2):291-316.
    The more unknowns there are and the newer a field of research is, the less well defined are the experiments. Once a field has been sufficiently worked over so that the possible conclusions are more or less limited to existence or nonexistence, and perhaps to quantitative determination, the experiments will become increasingly better defined. But they will no longer be independent, because they are carried along by a system of earlier experiments and decisions, which is generally the situation in physics (...)
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    Challenging Established Concepts.Friedrich Steinle - 2002 - Theoria: Revista de Teoría, Historia y Fundamentos de la Ciencia 17 (2):291-316.
    The more unknowns there are and the newer a field of research is, the less well defined are the experiments. Once a field has been sufficiently worked over so that the possible conclusions are more or less limited to existence or nonexistence, and perhaps to quantitative determination, the experiments will become increasingly better defined. But they will no longer be independent, because they are carried along by a system of earlier experiments and decisions, which is generally the situation in physics (...)
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    Introduction: History of science and philosophy of science.Friedrich Steinle & Richard M. Burian - 2002 - Perspectives on Science 10 (4):391-397.
    Introduces a series of articles which deals with the relationship between history of science and philosophy of science.; Introduces a series of articles which deals with the relationship between history of science and philosophy of science.
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    Scientific Concepts and Investigative Practice: Introduction.Uljana Feest & Friedrich Steinle - 2012 - In Uljana Feest & Friedrich Steinle (eds.), Scientific Concepts and Investigative Practice. de Gruyter. pp. 1-22.
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    Looking for a.Friedrich Steinle - 1995 - History of Science 33:179-202.
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    Scientific Facts and Empirical Concepts: The Case of Electricity.Friedrich Steinle - 2010 - In Moritz Epple & Claus Zittel (eds.), Science as Cultural Practice: Vol. I: Cultures and Politics of Research From the Early Modern Period to the Age of Extremes. Berlin: Akademie Verlag. pp. 31-44.
    [First paragraph] A widespread image of science is founded upon a basic dichotomy: there are empirical facts, obtained by observation and experiment, on the one hand, and theories and explanations, obtained by reasoning, speculation and creativity, on the other. Whether scientific reasoning should take the inductive path, or the hypothetical-deductive approach, has long been a mat-ter of debate, but the basic dichotomist picture has been left untouched. And there is the concomitant idea that theories may come and go, while facts (...)
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  21. Introduction: The Empirical and the Formal - Tensions in Scientific Knowledge.Gregor Schiemann & Friedrich Steinle - 2008 - Centaurus 50 (3):211-213.
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    Theories, Technologies, Instrumentalities of Color: Anthropological and Historiographic Perspectives.Debi Roberson, Ian Davies, Jules Davidoff, Arnold Henselmans, Don Dedrick, Alan Costall, Angus Gellatly, Paul Whittle, Patrick Heelan, Rainer Mausfeld, Jaap van Brakel, Thomas Johansen, Hans Kraml, Joseph Wachelder, Friedrich Steinle & Ton Derksen - 2002 - Upa.
    Theories, Technologies, Instrumentalities of Color is the outcome of a workshop, held in Leuven, Belgium, in May 2000.
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  23. Das Nächste ans Nächste reihen: Goethe, Newton und das Experiment.Friedrich Steinle - 2002 - Philosophia Naturalis 39 (1):141-172.
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  24. Was ist Masse? Newtons Begriff der Materiemenge.Friedrich Steinle - 1992 - Philosophia Naturalis 29 (1):94-117.
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    Colour Histories. Science, Art, and Technology in the 17th and 18th Centuries.Magdalena Bushart & Friedrich Steinle (eds.) - 2015 - De Gruyter.
    Knowledge about colour it properties, methods of fabrication, meanings, and uses has always been the purview of a wide range of individuals, from painters and architects to dyers, printers, pigment manufacturers, chemists. This volume discusses how different communities interacted with respect to knowledge and practices surrounding colour, thus contributing to a better understanding of an important current in cultural history.".
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  26. Mapping Going Amiss.Giora Hon, Jutta Schickore & Friedrich Steinle - 2009 - Boston Studies in the Philosophy of Science 267:1-7.
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    The Empirical and the Formal – Tensions in Scientific Knowledge (Centaurus 50/3).Gregor Schiemann & Friedrich Steinle (eds.) - 2008
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    How to Conceive Virtual Entities: Peirce’s Proposal.Friedrich Steinle - 2024 - Perspectives on Science 32 (3):269-277.
    The term “virtual entities” has a long tradition and a variety of meanings. My short article focuses on one particular meaning, as clearly defined by Charles Sanders Peirce in 1902. I will discuss the definition he provided and touch on the wide resonance it had and still has in science.
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    How to Conceive Virtual Entities: Peirce's Proposal.Friedrich Steinle - 2024 - Perspectives on Science 32 (3):269-277.
    The term “virtual entities” has a long tradition and a variety of meanings. My short article focuses on one particular meaning, as clearly defined by Charles Sanders Peirce in 1902. I will discuss the definition he provided and touch on the wide resonance it had and still has in science.
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    Lorenz Krüger 3. Oktober 1932–29. September 1994.Friedrich Steinle - 1995 - NTM Zeitschrift für Geschichte der Wissenschaften, Technik und Medizin 3 (1):57-58.
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    Rezension: A Culture of Fact: England, 1550—1720 von Barbara J. Shapiro.Friedrich Steinle - 2002 - Berichte Zur Wissenschafts-Geschichte 25 (4):300-301.
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    Scientific Change and Empirical Concepts.Friedrich Steinle - 2009 - Centaurus 51 (4):305-313.
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    Scientific Facts and Empirical Concepts: The Case of Electricity.Friedrich Steinle - 2010 - In Moritz Epple & Claus Zittel (eds.), Science as cultural practice. Berlin: Akademie Verlag. pp. 31-44.
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    Wissen und Wissenschaftsgeschichte.Friedrich Steinle - 2018 - Berichte Zur Wissenschaftsgeschichte 41 (4):425-428.
    Knowledge and the History of Science. This essay asks how the object of history of knowledge could be delineated so as to keep it distinct from the history of science (that has always dealt with knowledge) and, at the same time, to keep it specific enough not to turn into a general history of all human activities. By way of discussing the type of knowledge we could call ‘scientific’, and arguing that history of science should take an integrative approach, I (...)
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    Science and his Habilitation in History and Philosophy of Science. He is the author of numerous articles and a book, Newton's Manuskript 'De graviatione'(Stuttgart 1991), on Newton's mechanical and optical con-cepts. In more recent work, including his forthcoming book Explorative Experimente: Ampère, Faraday und die Urpünge der Elektrodynamik (Stuttgart). [REVIEW]Friedrich Steinle - 2002 - Perspectives on Science 10 (4):391-397.
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    ERNEST B. HOOK , Prematurity in Scientific Discovery: On Resistance and Neglect. Berkeley, Los Angeles and London: University of California Press, 2002. Pp. xx+378. ISBN 0-520-23106-6. £55.00, $80.00. [REVIEW]Friedrich Steinle - 2004 - British Journal for the History of Science 37 (2):235-236.
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    MATTHEW R. EDWARDS , Pushing Gravity: New Perspectives on Le Sages Theory of Gravitation. Montreal: Apeiron, 2002. Pp. iv+316. ISBN 0-9683689-7-2. $25.00. [REVIEW]Friedrich Steinle - 2004 - British Journal for the History of Science 37 (2):234-235.
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