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2007 | 43 | 3-4 | 405-420
Article title

How to see the Power of Allergy and Sprouting Axons with one's own Eyes? Circulating Reference Inside and Outside Science

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The notion of 'circulating reference', introduced by Bruno Latour in his book 'Pandora's Hope', gives an opportunity for empirical embodiment of Josef Mitterer's project of non-dualising mode of speaking, described in his book 'Beyond Philosophy' (Das Jenseits der Philosophie). The aim of the paper is to introduce the concept of circulating reference with use of two examples: research on axon sprouting and allergy tests. The authors claim that it is not possible to bring down the research practices to binary relationships (e.g. of 'world-language' type), because it consists of a chain or a network of relationships among heterogeneous elements. Each of them performs the role of a sign with reference to previous element. They also claim that the circulating reference is a phenomenon of frequent occurrence, both inside and outside science. Therefore, there is a need for a comparative approach that would enable studying science and non-scientific cultural domains. They develop a form of schemes, grasping circulating reference processes that would help develop the comparative approach. The authors believe that such an approach would improve our view of science and the relationships among the sciences and other cultural areas.
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43
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3-4
Pages
405-420
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  • K. Abriszewski, Uniwersytet Mikolaja Kopernika w Toruniu, Instytut Filozofii, ul. Fosa Staromiejska 1A, 87-100 Torun, Poland
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08PLAAAA03817642
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