I am currently reading a paper by Ian Hacking called "Let's Not Talk About Objectivity". I am not a native English speaker and I am having trouble undestanding the following sentence:
The Adjective “Objective” Does the Work for the Abstract Noun, but in a Negative Way: In Any Single Situation, One or More of the Host of Ways to Fail to Be Objective Is What Matters
What does he mean? The abstract noun is obviously "objectivity". Is he talking about what is objective objectivity? I just don't get what he means with "does work for"...
Here is a link to Google Books for context. DOI 10.1007/978-3-319-14349-1_2.
Thank you so much in advance.