A history of the modern fact

problems of knowledge in the sciences of wealth and society

By Poovey, Mary

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978-0-22667-526-8
Publisher
Chicago : University of Chicago Press, 1998.


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Reviewed on September 1, 1998

Poovey (English, New York Univ.) defines the modern fact as systematic knowledge that is derived from the theoretical interpretation of observed particulars, i.e., numbers. This distinction between description (numbers) and interpretation has not always been made, and in this work Poovey is interested in how numbers came to be seen as value-free and impartial while the theories used to interpret them are widely...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

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