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Defending science within reason : between scientism and cynicism

Author: Susan Haack
Publisher: Amherst, N.Y. : Prometheus Books ; Lancaster, 2007
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : ReprintView all editions and formats
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Illustrated with examples from the history of science, this book offers a different approach to familiar questions about scientific evidence and method tackles vital questions about science and its place in society. It argues that, fallible and flawed as they are, the natural sciences have been among the most successful of human enterprises. Sweeping in scope, penetrating in analysis, and generously illustrated with
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Susan Haack
ISBN: 9781591024583 1591024587
OCLC Number: 475499229
Notes: Originalår: 2003
Neither sacred nor a confidence trick: the critical common-sensist manifesto. Nail soup: a brief, opinionated history of the old deferentialism. Clues to the puzzle of scientific evidence: a more-so story. The long arm of common sense: instead of a theory of scientific method. Realistically speaking: how science fumbles, and sometimes forges, ahead. The same, only different: integrating the intentional. A modest proposal: the sensible program in sociology of science. Stronger than fiction: science, literature, and the "literature of science". Entangled in the bramble bush: science in the law. Point of honor: on science and religion. What man can achieve when he really puts his mind to it: the value, and the values, of science. Not till it's over: reflections on the end of science
Description: xx, 411 s. ; 23 cm
Contents: Neither sacred nor a confidence trick: the critical common-sensist manifesto --
Nail soup: a brief, opinionated history of the old deferentialism --
Clues to the puzzle of scientific evidence: a more-so story --
The long arm of common sense: instead of a theory of scientific method --
Realistically speaking: how science fumbles, and sometimes forges, ahead --
The same, only different: integrating the intentional --
A modest proposal: the sensible program in sociology of science --
Stronger than fiction: science, literature, and the "literature of science". Entangled in the bramble bush: science in the law --
Point of honor: on science and religion --
What man can achieve when he really puts his mind to it: the value, and the values, of science --
Not till it's over: reflections on the end of science.
Responsibility: Susan Haack ; with a new preface by the author

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