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A nice derangement of epistemes : post-positivism in the study of science from Quine to Latour

Author: John H Zammito
Publisher: Chicago : University of Chicago Press, [2004]
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Since the 1950s, many philosophers of science have attacked positivism - the theory that scientific knowledge is grounded in objective reality. Reconstructing the history of these critiques, John H. Zammito argues that while so-called post-positivist theories of science are very often invoked, they actually provide little support for fashionable postmodern approaches to science studies. Zammito shows how problems  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: John H Zammito
ISBN: 0226978613 9780226978611 0226978621 9780226978628
OCLC Number: 52377443
Description: x, 390 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: From positivism to post-positivism --
The perils of semantic ascent : Quine and post-positivism in the philosophy of science --
Living in different worlds? : Kuhn's misadventures with incommensurability --
Doing Kuhn one better? : the (failed) marriage of history and philosophy of science --
How Kuhn became a sociologist (and why he didn't like it) : the strong program and the social construction of science --
All the way down : social constructivism and the turn to microsociological studies --
Women, ANTs, and (other) dangerous things : "hybrid" discourses --
A nice derangement of epistemes : radical reflexivity and the science wars --
Conclusion : the hyperbolic derangement of epistemes.
Responsibility: John H. Zammito.
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Reconstructing the critiques of positivism, John H. Zammito argues that positivist theories of science provide very little support for fashionable postmodern approaches to science studies.  Read more...

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