Abstract

Scientific images represent types or particulars. According to a standard history and epistemology of scientific images, drawings are fit to represent types and machine-made images are fit to represent particulars. The fact that archaeologists use drawings of particulars challenges this standard history and epistemology. It also suggests an account of the epistemic quality of archaeological drawings. This account stresses how images integrate non-conceptual and interepretive content.

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Additional Information

ISSN
1530-9274
Print ISSN
1063-6145
Pages
pp. 5-25
Launched on MUSE
2009-02-01
Open Access
No
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