Next slide: going to cover a couple of the contrasts that hacking used
Both principally about entities, but especially materialism
causalism is very familiar to sociologists, who want to describe social forces as real (Durkheim’s social facts)
“The weak interactions of small particle physics are as real as falling in love”
One reason I like ending the 'epistemology' section with this reading is that Hacking presents a more complex view of the epistemological field
In the end, I hope students will be able to employ concepts from all of the epistemological stances we’ve seen when trying to understand scientific knowledge production.