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Scientific Knowledge A Sociological Analysis

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ISBN-10: 0226037312

ISBN-13: 9780226037318

Edition: N/A

Authors: Barry Barnes, David Bloor, John Henry

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Although science was once seen as the product of individual great men working in isolation, we now realize that, like any other creative activity, science is a highly social enterprise, influenced in subtle as well as obvious ways by the wider culture and values of its time. Scientific Knowledge is the first introduction to social studies of scientific knowledge. The authors, all noted for their contributions to science studies, have organized this book so that each chapter examines a key step in the process of doing science. Using case studies from cognitive science, physics, and biology to illustrate their descriptions and applications of the social study of science, they show how this…    
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Book details

List price: $25.00
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
Publication date: 7/15/1996
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 244
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.50" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.748
Language: English

Barry Barnes is a professor at Nova Southeastern University in Florida.

Observation and Experience
Words and the World
Beyond Experience
Sociological Projects
Drawing Boundaries
Proof and Self-Evidence