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A sharper image: the quest of science and recursive production of objective realities

Stern, Julio Michael (2020) A sharper image: the quest of science and recursive production of objective realities. Principia: an international journal of epistemology, 24 (2). pp. 255-297. ISSN 1414-4247

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Abstract

This article explores the metaphor of Science as provider of sharp images of our
environment, using the epistemological framework of Objective Cognitive Constructivism.
These sharp images are conveyed by precise scientific hypotheses that, in turn, are encoded
by mathematical equations. Furthermore, this article describes how such knowledge is produced by a cyclic and recursive development, perfection, and reinforcement process, leading to the emergence of eigen-solutions characterized by the four essential properties of precision, stability, separability, and composability. Finally, this article discusses the role played by ontology and metaphysics in the scientific production process, and in which sense the resulting knowledge can be considered objective.


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Stern, Julio Michael0000-0003-2720-3871
Keywords: scientific ontology, Eigen-solution, sharp hypothesis, epistemic value, objectivity, circularity
Subjects: General Issues > Scientific Metaphysics
General Issues > Evidence
General Issues > History of Philosophy of Science
General Issues > Laws of Nature
Specific Sciences > Probability/Statistics
Depositing User: Prof. Julio Michael Stern
Date Deposited: 26 Mar 2023 16:03
Last Modified: 26 Mar 2023 16:03
Item ID: 21916
Journal or Publication Title: Principia: an international journal of epistemology
Official URL: http://doi.org/10.5007/1808-1711.2020v24n2p255
DOI or Unique Handle: https://doi.org/10.5007/1808-1711.2020v24n2p255
Subjects: General Issues > Scientific Metaphysics
General Issues > Evidence
General Issues > History of Philosophy of Science
General Issues > Laws of Nature
Specific Sciences > Probability/Statistics
Date: 2020
Page Range: pp. 255-297
Volume: 24
Number: 2
ISSN: 1414-4247
URI: https://philsci-archive-dev.library.pitt.edu/id/eprint/21916

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