On the limits of experimental knowledge

@article{Evans2020OnTL,
  title={On the limits of experimental knowledge},
  author={P. Evans and Karim P. Y. Th'ebault},
  journal={Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society A},
  year={2020},
  volume={378}
}
To demarcate the limits of experimental knowledge, we probe the limits of what might be called an experiment. By appeal to examples of scientific practice from astrophysics and analogue gravity, we demonstrate that the reliability of knowledge regarding certain phenomena gained from an experiment is not circumscribed by the manipulability or accessibility of the target phenomena. Rather, the limits of experimental knowledge are set by the extent to which strategies for what we call ‘inductive… Expand
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