Ending the Science Wars

Ending the Science Wars

by John D. Baldwin
     
 

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ISBN-10: 159451559X

ISBN-13: 9781594515590

Pub. Date: 06/28/2008

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

The "science wars" have been raging for decades, raising many questions about the power of science. Some critics claim that science, especially social science, is "merely a social construction" that fallible humans have created with words and other symbols. If this is true, is science as formidable a source of knowledge as most scientists claim?

Overview

The "science wars" have been raging for decades, raising many questions about the power of science. Some critics claim that science, especially social science, is "merely a social construction" that fallible humans have created with words and other symbols. If this is true, is science as formidable a source of knowledge as most scientists claim?

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781594515590
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
06/28/2008
Pages:
184
Product dimensions:
6.20(w) x 9.30(h) x 0.70(d)

Table of Contents

Contents; Preface; Part I: Early Views of Science; Chapter 1. Storybook Science; Chapter 2. Extreme Skepticism; Chapter 3. Absolute Truth; Chapter 4. Tentative Truths; Part II: The Pragmatic Model of Science; Chapter 5. The Individual Research Scientist; Chapter 6. Social Processes; Part III: The Modern Debates; Chapter 7. The Scientific Community; Chapter 8. Science and the Larger Society; Chapter 9. The Next Steps.

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