skip to content
Drawing out Leviathan : dinosaurs and the science wars Preview this item
ClosePreview this item
Checking...

Drawing out Leviathan : dinosaurs and the science wars

Author: Keith M Parsons
Publisher: Bloomington : Indiana University Press, ©2001.
Series: Life of the past.
Edition/Format:   Book : EnglishView all editions and formats
Database:WorldCat
Summary:
"At stake in the "Science Wars" that have raged in academe and in the media is nothing less than the standing of science in our culture. One side argues that science is a "social construct," that it does not discover facts about the world, but rather constructs artifacts disguised as objective truths. For constructivists, "nature" and "reality" are simply what scientists agree to regard as natural or real, and the
Rating:

(not yet rated) 0 with reviews - Be the first.

Subjects
More like this

 

Find a copy in the library

&AllPage.SpinnerRetrieving; Finding libraries that hold this item...

Details

Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Keith M Parsons
ISBN: 0253339375 9780253339379
OCLC Number: 45873566
Description: xxii, 210 p. : ill. ; 25 cm.
Contents: Introduction: Why the Science Wars Matter --
1. Mr. Carnegie's Sauropods --
2. The Heresies of Dr. Bakker --
3. The "Conversion" of David Raup --
4. Are Dinosaurs Social Constructs? --
5. Le Dinosaure Postmoderne --
6. History, Whiggery, and Progress --
7. Beyond the Science Wars.
Series Title: Life of the past.
Responsibility: Keith M. Parsons.
More information:

Abstract:

For constructivists, 'nature' and 'reality' are simply what scientists agree to regard as natural or real. Further, the methods and standards of science are mere 'rules of the game' adopted to serve  Read more...

Reviews

User-contributed reviews
Retrieving GoodReads reviews...
Retrieving DOGObooks reviews...

Tags

Be the first.
Confirm this request

You may have already requested this item. Please select Ok if you would like to proceed with this request anyway.

Linked Data


<http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/45873566>
library:oclcnum"45873566"
library:placeOfPublication
library:placeOfPublication
owl:sameAs<info:oclcnum/45873566>
rdf:typeschema:Book
schema:about
schema:about
schema:about
<http://id.worldcat.org/fast/1108360>
rdf:typeschema:Intangible
schema:name"Science--Social aspects"@en
schema:name"Science--Social aspects."@en
schema:about
schema:about
schema:about
schema:about
schema:about
schema:about
schema:about
schema:copyrightYear"2001"
schema:creator
schema:datePublished"2001"
schema:description"Introduction: Why the Science Wars Matter -- 1. Mr. Carnegie's Sauropods -- 2. The Heresies of Dr. Bakker -- 3. The "Conversion" of David Raup -- 4. Are Dinosaurs Social Constructs? -- 5. Le Dinosaure Postmoderne -- 6. History, Whiggery, and Progress -- 7. Beyond the Science Wars."@en
schema:exampleOfWork<http://worldcat.org/entity/work/id/800121623>
schema:inLanguage"en"
schema:name"Drawing out Leviathan : dinosaurs and the science wars"@en
schema:numberOfPages"210"
schema:publisher
schema:reviews
rdf:typeschema:Review
schema:itemReviewed<http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/45873566>
schema:reviewBody""At stake in the "Science Wars" that have raged in academe and in the media is nothing less than the standing of science in our culture. One side argues that science is a "social construct," that it does not discover facts about the world, but rather constructs artifacts disguised as objective truths. For constructivists, "nature" and "reality" are simply what scientists agree to regard as natural or real, and the methods and standards of science are mere "rules of the game" adopted to serve political and social agendas. This view threatens the authority of science and rejects science's claims to objectivity, rationality, and disinterested inquiry."
schema:url
schema:workExample

Content-negotiable representations

Close Window

Please sign in to WorldCat 

Don't have an account? You can easily create a free account.