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Real science : what it is, and what it means

Author: John M Ziman
Publisher: Cambridge : Cambridge Univ. Press, 2008.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : ReprintedView all editions and formats
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This systematic, carefully reasoned, but non-technical analysis of the nature and significance of scientific knowledge opens the way to reconciliation in the 'science wars'. By describing how  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: John M Ziman
ISBN: 052177229X 9780521772297 9780521893107 0521893100
OCLC Number: 633954740
Description: XII, 399 Seiten
Contents: Preface; 1. A peculiar institution; 2. Basically, it's purely academic; 3. Academic science; 4. New modes of knowledge production; 5. Community and communication; 6. Universalism and unification; 7. Disinterestedness and objectivity; 8. Originality and novelty; 9. Scepticism and the growth of knowledge; 10. What then, can we believe?; Bibliography; Index.
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