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A house built on sand : exposing postmodernist myths about science

Author: Noretta Koertge
Publisher: New York : Oxford University Press, 1998.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : English
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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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Additional Physical Format: Print version:
House built on sand.
New York : Oxford University Press, 1998
(DLC) 97047506
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Noretta Koertge
ISBN: 9780199785995 0199785996
OCLC Number: 928718345
Description: 1 online resource (xi, 322 p.) : ill
Contents: 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 --
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.
Responsibility: edited by Noretta Koertge.

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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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