How to Avoid the Experimenters’ Regress

  • Allan Franklin
Part of the Boston Studies in the Philosophy of Science book series (BSPS, volume 199)


Harry Collins is well known for both his skepticism concerning experimental results and evidence and for what he calls the “experimenters’ regress,” the view that a correct outcome is one obtained with a good experimental apparatus, whereas a good experimental apparatus is one that gives the correct outcome. He has expressed this view at length in Changing Order (Collins 1985).


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© Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht 1999

Authors and Affiliations

  • Allan Franklin
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  1. 1.University of ColoradoUSA

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