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Social Basis of Scientific Discoveries

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ISBN-10: 0521281636

ISBN-13: 9780521281638

Edition: 1981

Authors: Augustine Brannigan

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Brannigan provides a critical examination of the major theories which have been devised to account for discoveries and innovations in science, and develops a fresh alternative.
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Book details

List price: $31.99
Copyright year: 1981
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 10/29/1981
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 228
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.792
Language: English

Augustine Brannigan is professor of sociology, in the department of sociology, at the University of Calgary. He is the author of "The Social Basis of Scientific Discoveries "and of various social science publications.

Preface
The topic of discovery and the concept of nature
Psychological accounts of discovery
A synthetic assessment of the psychological accounts
The emergence of a social model of discovery
Discovery as meaningful action
The law valid for Pisum and the reification of Mendal
Perspective, reflexivity and the apparent objectivity of discovery
Folk reasoning in theories about scientific discovery
Some sociological features of discovery
Notes
Bibliography
Index