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House Built on Sand : Exposing Postmodernist Myths about Science.

Author: Noretta Koertge
Publisher: Cary : Oxford University Press, Incorporated, 1998.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Comprising new essays by distinguished scholars of history philosophy, and science, this book raises a lively debate to a new level of seriousness.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Koertge, Noretta.
House Built on Sand : Exposing Postmodernist Myths about Science.
Cary : Oxford University Press, Incorporated, ©1998
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Noretta Koertge
ISBN: 9780198027768 0198027761
OCLC Number: 922952690
Description: 1 online resource (335 pages)
Contents: ""Contents""; ""Contributors""; ""Scrutinizing Science Studies""; ""Part I: The Strange World of Postmodernist Science Studies""; ""1 What the Social Text Affair Does and Does Not Prove""; ""2 What the Sokal Hoax Ought to Teach Us""; ""3 A Plea for Science Studies""; ""Part II: Myths, Metaphors, and Misreadings""; ""4 Bashful Eggs, Macho Sperm, and Tonypandy""; ""5 An Engineer Dissects Two Case Studies: Hayles on Fluid Mechanics, and MacKenzie on Statistics""; ""6 Evidence-Free Forensics and Enemies of Objectivity""; ""7 Is Darwinism Sexist? (And if It Is, So What?)"" ""Part III: Interests, Ideology, and the Construction of Experiments""""8 When Experiments Fail: Is ""Cold Fusion"" Science as Normal?""; ""9 Avoiding the Experimenters' Regress""; ""10 Do Mutants Die of Natural Causes? The Case of Atomic Parity Violation""; ""11 Latour's Relativity""; ""Part IV: Art, Nature, and the Rise of Experimental Method""; ""12 In Defense of Bacon""; ""13 Alchemy, Domination, and Gender""; ""14 What's Wrong with the Strong Programme's Case Study of the ""Hobbes�Boyle"" Dispute?""; ""15 Reflections on Bruno Latour's Version of the Seventeenth Century"" ""Part V: Civilian Casualties of Postmodern Perspectives on Science""""16 Postmodernisms and the Problem of Scientific Literacy""; ""17 The End of Science, the Central Dogma of Science Studies, Monsieur Jourdain, and Uncle Vanya""; ""18 The Epistemic Charity of the Social Constructivist Critics of Science and Why the Third World Should Refuse the Offer""; ""Index""; ""A""; ""B""; ""C""; ""D""; ""E""; ""F""; ""G""; ""H""; ""I""; ""J""; ""K""; ""L""; ""M""; ""N""; ""O""; ""P""; ""Q""; ""R""; ""S""; ""T""; ""U""; ""V""; ""W""; ""Y""; ""Z""

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Comprising new essays by distinguished scholars of history philosophy, and science, this book raises a lively debate to a new level of seriousness.

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