Dominic McIver Lopes, Drawing in a Social Science: Lithic Illustration, Perspectives on Science 17 (2009) 5-25

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 what to look for in a new account of the epistemic quality of archaeological drawings. 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 what to look for in a new account of the epistemic quality of archaeological drawings. 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 what to look for in a new account of the epistemic quality of archaeological drawings.

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