The Problem of Observation

The Journal of Philosophy, Science and Law, Vol. 3, 2003

22 Pages Posted: 15 Feb 2011

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Avner Levin

Ryerson University, Ted Rogers School of Management

Date Written: March 1, 2003

Abstract

An investigation of how law and science are similar. Against the background of proliferation of inquiries into the law of various aspects of science and technology it is worth noting that law and science share not only some interesting superficial analogies but also a deeper, common epistemological basis. More accurately, there are epistemological limits placed on both law and physics that are in all important respects similar. These limits on the 'quality' of knowledge imposed on both physicists and lawyers are known as a Problem of Observation existing in the disciplines of physics and law.

Keywords: law, science, philosophy, observation, Bohr, knowledge, epistemology

Suggested Citation

Levin, Avner, The Problem of Observation (March 1, 2003). The Journal of Philosophy, Science and Law, Vol. 3, 2003 . Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1761301

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