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Unhastening science : autonomy and reflexivity in the social theory of knowledge

Author: Dick Pels
Publisher: Liverpool : Liverpool University Press, 2003.
Series: Studies in social and political thought, 7.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Dick Pels offers a balanced and thoughtful argument that emphasises the dangers of cosseting science from the effects of internal competition whilst at the same time highlighting the need for 'distance' between the process of scientific thought and the faster machinery of business, politics and the media.
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Dick Pels
ISBN: 0853236380 9780853236382 0853235988 9780853235989
OCLC Number: 51108831
Description: 274 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Contents: The Timescape of Science --
What (Again) is So Special about Science? --
Two Traditions in the Social Theory of Knowledge --
The Natural Proximity of Facts and Values --
Knowledge Politics and Anti-Politics: Bourdieu on Science and Intellectuals --
The Politics of Symmetry --
Reflexivity: One Step Up --
Intellectual Autonomy and the Politics of Slow Motion --
Epilogue: Weak Social Theory.
Series Title: Studies in social and political thought, 7.
Responsibility: Dick Pels.
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Offers an account of what makes science special among other human pursuits. This book focuses on the studied lack of haste of science, and its socially sanctioned withdrawal from the swift pace of  Read more...

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