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After the Science Wars: Science and the Study of Science
     

After the Science Wars: Science and the Study of Science

by Keith Ashman, Phillip Barringer, Keith M. Ashman
 

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ISBN-10: 0415212081

ISBN-13: 9780415212083

Pub. Date: 01/16/2001

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

The "War" in science is largely the discussion between those who believe that science is above criticism and those who do not. After the Science Wars is a collection of essays by leading philosophers and scientists, all attempting to bridge interdisciplinary gulfs in this discussion.

Overview

The "War" in science is largely the discussion between those who believe that science is above criticism and those who do not. After the Science Wars is a collection of essays by leading philosophers and scientists, all attempting to bridge interdisciplinary gulfs in this discussion.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780415212083
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
01/16/2001
Pages:
240
Product dimensions:
6.25(w) x 9.25(h) x 0.69(d)

Table of Contents

Contents: 1. Introduction: the "Science Wars"; 2. What the "Social Text" Affair Does and Does Not Prove: A Critical Look at "Science Studies"; 3. Randomized Thoughts of a Cultural Turncoat; 4. Reading and Relativism: An Introduction to the Science Wars; 5. Pure Objects and Useful Knowledges; 6. Objectivity and Ethno-Feminist Critiques of Science; 7. Measuring the Hubble Constant: Objectivity under the Telescope; 8. Above, Beyond and at the Center of the Science Wars: A Postcolonial Reading; 9. Voodoo Medicine in a Scientific World; 10. The Stigma of Reason: Irrationalism as a Problem for Social Theory; 11. The Reenchantment of Science: A Fit End to the Science Wars?; 12. Anticipations: A Science-Fiction Author Dramatizes the Issues

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