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Dismantling truth : reality in the post-modern world : based on a series of papers presented at a conference at the ICA and related materials

Author: Hilary Lawson; Lisa Appignanesi; Institute of Contemporary Arts (London, England)
Publisher: New York : St. Martin's Press, 1989.
Edition/Format:   Book : Conference publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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In this outstanding collection of essays, Hilary Lawson and Lisa Appignanesi have brought together leading philosophers, scientists and social scientists to question the rhetoric of scientific truth.
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Genre/Form: Conference proceedings
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Material Type: Conference publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Hilary Lawson; Lisa Appignanesi; Institute of Contemporary Arts (London, England)
ISBN: 0312032617 9780312032616
OCLC Number: 19554138
Description: xxviii, 180 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
Contents: Stories about stories / Hilary Lawson --
Stories about truth : introduction / Hilary Lawson --
Science as solidarity / Richard Rorty --
Rationality, truth and the new fuzzies / W.H. Newton-Smith --
After truth : post-modernism and the rhetoric of science / Hugh Tomlinson --
Realism in the social sciences / David Ruben --
Stories about science : introduction / Hilary Lawson --
The meaning of experiment : replication and reasonableness / H.M. Collins --
Touching truth / Richard L. Gregory --
Clothing the naked truth / Bruno Latour --
Stories about representation : introduction / Hilary Lawson --
The ideology of representation and the role of the agent / Steve Woolgar --
Lying on the couch / John Forrester.
Responsibility: edited by Hilary Lawson and Lisa Appignanesi.

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In this outstanding collection of essays, Hilary Lawson and Lisa Appignanesi have brought together leading philosophers, scientists and social scientists to question the rhetoric of scientific truth.

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