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Science in Action How to Follow Scientists and Engineers Through Society

ISBN-10: 0674792912
ISBN-13: 9780674792913
Edition: 1987 (Reprint)
Authors: Bruno Latour
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Book details

Copyright year: 1987
Publisher: Harvard University Press
Publication date: 10/15/1988
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 282
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.880

Science and technology have immense authority and influence in our society, yet their working remains little understood. The conventional perception of science in Western societies has been modified in recent years by the work of philosophers, sociologists and historians of science. In this book Bruno Latour brings together these different approaches to provide a lively and challenging analysis of science, demonstrating how social context and technical content are both essential to a proper understanding of scientific activity. Emphasizing that science can only be understood through its practice, the author examines science and technology in action: the role of scientific literature, the activities of laboratories, the institutional context of science in the modern world, and the means by which inventions and discoveries become accepted. From the study of scientific practice he develops an analysis of science as the building of networks. Throughout, Bruno Latour shows how a lively and realistic picture of science in action alters our conception of not only the natural sciences but also the social sciences and the sociology of knowledge in general. This stimulating book, drawing on a wealth of examples from a wide range of scientific activities, will interest all philosophers, sociologists and historians of science, scientists and engineers, and students of the philosophy of social science and the sociology of knowledge.

Bruno Latour is Professor and Vice-President for Research at the Sciences Po, Paris.

Acknowledgements
Introduction
Opening Pandora's Black Box
From Wearer to Stronger Rhetoric
Literature
Controversies
When controversies flare up The literature becomes technical
Writing texts that withstand The Assaults of a hostile environment Conclusion: Numbers, more numbers
Laboratories
From texts to things: A showdown
Building up counter-laboratories
Appealing (to) nature
From Wear Points to Strongholds
Machines Introduction: The quandary of The fact-builder
Translating interests
Keeping The interested groups in line
The model of diffusion versus The model of translation
Insiders Out
Interesting Others in The laboratories
Counting Allies and resources
From Short to Longer Networks
Tribunals of Reason
The trials of rationality
Sociologics
Who needs hard facts?
Centres of calculation Prologue: The domestication of The savage mind
Action At a distance
Centres of calculation
Metrologies

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