The Digital Revolution in empirical science Cover Image

The Digital Revolution in empirical science
The Digital Revolution in empirical science

Author(s): Sławomir Leciejewski
Subject(s): Social Sciences, Education, Communication studies, Sociology
Published by: Fundacja Pro Scientia Publica
Keywords: Philosophy of experiment; digital support of experimental research; scientific revolution.

Summary/Abstract: In this article I argue in favor of the thesis that the transition from analogue to digital experimental work can be considered as a revolutionary change. This is particularly evident in the context of the revolution criteria proposed by Hacking, Kuhn's findings, however considering the changes in the theories, are also helpful when arguing in favor of the thesis. The use of the computer has certainly revolutionized the experimental study across multiple scientific disciplines.

  • Issue Year: 2015
  • Issue No: 2
  • Page Range: 9-17
  • Page Count: 9
  • Language: English