Ian Hacking

Ian Hacking

Cutting up fowl to predict the future is, if done honestly and with as little interpretation as possible, a kind of randomization. But chicken guts are hard to read and invite flights of fancy or corruption.More Ian Hacking quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
By legend and perhaps by nature philosophers are more accustomed to the armchair than the workbench.More Ian Hacking quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
A single observation that is inconsistent with some generalization points to the falsehood of the generalization, and thereby 'points to itself'.More Ian Hacking quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Experimental work provides the strongest evidence for scientific realism. This is not because we test hypotheses about entities. It is because entities that in principle cannot be 'observed' are manipulated to produce a new phenomena
[sic] and to investigate other aspects of nature.More Ian Hacking quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
We favor hypotheses for their simplicity and explanatory power, much as the architect of the world might have done in choosing which possibility to create.More Ian Hacking quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]

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