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How to Do Digital Philosophy of Science

Published online by Cambridge University Press:  01 January 2022


Philosophy of science is expanding via the introduction of new digital data and tools for their analysis. The data comprise digitized published books and journal articles, as well as heretofore unpublished material such as images, archival text, notebooks, meeting notes, and programs. The growth in available data is matched by the extensive development of automated analysis tools. The variety of data sources and tools can be overwhelming. In this article, we survey the state of digital work in the philosophy of science, showing what kinds of questions can be answered and how one can go about answering them.

Methods in Philosophy of Science
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This article was presented at the 2016 Philosophy of Science Association biennial meeting. We thank the symposium members and the audience for their thoughtful feedback.


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