Ending the Science Warsby John D. Baldwin
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?
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Table of ContentsContents; 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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