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A house built on sand : exposing postmodernist myths about science

Verfasser/in: Noretta Koertge
Verlag: New York : Oxford University Press, 1998.
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Comprising new essays by distinguished scholars of history, philosophy, and science, this book raises a lively debate to a new level of seriousness.
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Gattung/Form: Electronic books
Physisches Format Print version:
House built on sand.
New York : Oxford University Press, 1998
(DLC) 97047506
(OCoLC)38081662
Medientyp: Internetquelle
Dokumenttyp: Internet-Ressource, Computer-Datei
Alle Autoren: Noretta Koertge
ISBN: 0585318174 9780585318172 9780199785995 0199785996
OCLC-Nummer: 45727603
Beschreibung: 1 online resource (xi, 322 pages) : illustrations
Inhalt: Scrutinizing science studies / Noretta Koertge --
What the social text affair does and does not prove / Alan D. Sokal --
What the Sokal hoax ought to teach us / Paul A. Boghossian --
Plea for science studies / Philip Kitcher --
Bashful eggs, macho sperm, and Tonypandy / Paul R. Gross --
Engineer dissects two case studies : Hayles on fluid mechanics, and MacKenzie on statistics / Philip A. Sullivan --
Evidence-free forensics and enemies of objectivity / Paul R. Gross --
Is Darwinism sexist? (and if it is, so what?) / Michael Ruse --
When experiments fail : is "cold fusion" science as normal? / William J. McKinney --
Avoiding the experimenters' regress / Allan Franklin --
Latour's relativity / John Huth --
In defense of Bacon / Alan Soble --
Alchemy, domination, and gender / William R. Newman --
What's wrong with the strong programme's case study of the "Hobbes-Boyle" dispute / Cassandra L. Pinnick --
Postmodernisms and the problem of scientific literacy / Noretta Koertge --
End of science, the central dogma of science studies, Monsieur Jordain, and Uncle Vanya / Norman Levitt --
Epistemic charity of the social constructivist critics of science and why the third world should refuse the offer / Meera Nanda.
Verfasserangabe: edited by Noretta Koertge.
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Offers detailed critiques of case studies presented by cultural critics as evidence that scientific results tell us more about social context than they do about the natural world. This work  Weiterlesen…

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