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The social dimensions of science

Author: Ernan McMullin
Publisher: Notre Dame, Ind. : University of Notre Dame Press, ©1992.
Series: Studies in science and the humanities from the Reilly Center for Science, Technology, and Values, v. 3.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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10 essays examine the historical origins of the new emphasis on the social dimensions of science, which has its roots in Thomas Kuhn's claim that "the choice between competing paradigms proves to be  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Aufsatzsammlung
History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Social dimensions of science.
Notre Dame, Ind. : University of Notre Dame Press, ©1992
(OCoLC)645839371
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Ernan McMullin
ISBN: 0268017417 9780268017415 0268017425 9780268017422
OCLC Number: 25026322
Description: xvii, 299 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Contents: Introduction : the social dimensions of science / Ernan McMullin --
Peirce on the social and historical dimensions of science / C.F. Delaney --
The origins of Mannheim's sociology of knowledge / Fritz Ringer --
Social thought and social action / Martin Hollis --
Good science as bad history : from order of knowing to order of being / Thomas Nickles --
Statistical language, statistical truth and statistical reason : the self-authentification of a style of scientific reasoning / Ian Hacking --
Practical reason and the construction of knowledge : the lifeworld of Haber-Bosch / Timothy Lenoir --
Essential tensions--
phase two : feminist, philosophical, and social studies of science / Helen E. Longino --
The ballad of Pons and Fleischmann : experiment and narrative in the (un)making of cold fusion / Thomas F. Gieryn --
Authority, deference, and the role of individual reason / Philip Kitcher --
One more turn after the social turn / Bruno Latour.
Series Title: Studies in science and the humanities from the Reilly Center for Science, Technology, and Values, v. 3.
Responsibility: Ernan McMullin, editor.

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