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|Additional Physical Format:||Online version:
Ravetz, Jerome R.
Scientific knowledge and its social problems.
Oxford, Clarendon Press, 1971
|All Authors / Contributors:||
Jerome R Ravetz
|Description:||xi, 449 pages 23 cm|
|Contents:||pt. 1. The varieties of scientific experience: "What is science?" Social problems of inductrialized science --
pt. 2. The achievement of sciemtific knowledge: Science as craftsman's work. Scientific inquiry : problem-solving on artificial objects. Methods. Facts and their evolution. The special character of scientific knowledge --
pt. 3. Social aspects of scientific activity: The protection of property. The management of novelty. Quality control in science. Ethics in scientific activity --
pt. 4. Science in the modern world: Rechnical problems. Practical problems. Immature and ineffective fields of inquiry --
pt. 5. Conclusion : the future of science.
|Responsibility:||[by] Jerome R. Ravetz.|