Complexities: Social Studies of Knowledge Practices

Complexities: Social Studies of Knowledge Practices

by John Law
     
 

Asks what is meant by complexity and how it might be handled within knowledge practices without generating a chaos of further complexities.

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Overview

Asks what is meant by complexity and how it might be handled within knowledge practices without generating a chaos of further complexities.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780822328315
Publisher:
Duke University Press Books
Publication date:
06/28/2002
Series:
Science and Cultural Theory Series
Pages:
304
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 9.30(h) x 1.00(d)

Meet the Author

John Law is Professor of Sociology and Director of the Centre for Science Studies at Lancaster University in England.

Annemarie Mol is Professor of Political Philosophy at Twente University in the Netherlands.

Table of Contents

Complexities: An Introduction / Annemarie Mol and John Law

Romantic and Baroque Conceptions of Complex Wholes in the Sciences / Chunglin Kwa

Which Road to Follow? The Moral Complexity of an “Equipped” Humanity / Laurent Thevenot

On Space and Depth / Marilyn Strathern

On Hidden Heterogeneities: Complexity, Formalism, and Aircraft Design / John Law

In the Middle of the Network / Andrew Barry

When Elephants Stand for Competing Philosophies of Nature: Amboseli National Park, Kenya / Charis Thompson

Writing and (Re)writing Devices as Tools for Managing Complexity / Michel Callon

Cutting Surgeons, Walking Patients: Some Complexities Involved in Comparing / Annemarie Mol

The Disposal of Fear: Childhood, Trauma, and Complexity / Nick Lee and Steven D. Brown

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