The Play of Nature

Experimentation as Performance

by Robert P. Crease

Published by: Indiana University Press

220 Pages, 6.12 x 9.25 in

  • Hardcover
  • 9780253314741
  • Published: December 1993


  • eBook
  • 9780253114051
  • Published: December 1993


"Crease's brilliantly exploited theatrical analogy places scientific theorizing back into the wider context of experimental inquiry." —Robert C. Scharff

Crease attacks the "mystical" account of experimentation embraced by the positivist and Kantian varieties of philosophy of science, according to which experimentation takes a backseat to theory.