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Big Data: A New Empiricism and its Epistemic and Socio-Political Consequences

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Big Data: A New Empiricism and its Epistemic and Socio-Political Consequences. / Rieder, Gernot; Simon, Judith.

Berechenbarkeit der Welt?: Philosophie und Wissenschaft im Zeitalter von Big Data. ed. / Wolfgang Pietsch; Jörg Wernecke; Maximilian Ott. Wiesbaden : Springer, 2017. p. 85-105.

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Harvard

Rieder, G & Simon, J 2017, Big Data: A New Empiricism and its Epistemic and Socio-Political Consequences. in W Pietsch, J Wernecke & M Ott (eds), Berechenbarkeit der Welt?: Philosophie und Wissenschaft im Zeitalter von Big Data. Springer, Wiesbaden, pp. 85-105. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-658-12153-2_4

APA

Rieder, G., & Simon, J. (2017). Big Data: A New Empiricism and its Epistemic and Socio-Political Consequences. In W. Pietsch, J. Wernecke, & M. Ott (Eds.), Berechenbarkeit der Welt?: Philosophie und Wissenschaft im Zeitalter von Big Data (pp. 85-105). Wiesbaden: Springer. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-658-12153-2_4

Vancouver

Rieder G, Simon J. Big Data: A New Empiricism and its Epistemic and Socio-Political Consequences. In Pietsch W, Wernecke J, Ott M, editors, Berechenbarkeit der Welt?: Philosophie und Wissenschaft im Zeitalter von Big Data. Wiesbaden: Springer. 2017. p. 85-105 https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-658-12153-2_4

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Rieder, Gernot ; Simon, Judith. / Big Data: A New Empiricism and its Epistemic and Socio-Political Consequences. Berechenbarkeit der Welt?: Philosophie und Wissenschaft im Zeitalter von Big Data. editor / Wolfgang Pietsch ; Jörg Wernecke ; Maximilian Ott. Wiesbaden : Springer, 2017. pp. 85-105

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