epistemic engines

epistemic engines [知識手段]

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Patrick Carroll-Burke(2001)1) 列舉四種不同的知識手段:儀(meters)、鏡(scopes)、圖(graphs)、室(chambers)。

藉由各類型「知識手段」(epistemic engines)的利用,科學得以被定義,而知識手段是種種能夠更進一步地了解自然物的工具(Carroll-Burke, 2001)2)
1)
Carroll-Burke, P. (2001). Tools, Instruments and Engines Getting a Handle on the Specificity of Engine Science. Social Studies of Science, 31(4), 593-625.