Real Science: What it Is and What it Means

Real Science: What it Is and What it Means

by John Ziman, Ziman John
     
 

A systematic, carefully reasoned, but non-technical analysis of the nature and significance of scientific knowledge.See more details below

Overview

A systematic, carefully reasoned, but non-technical analysis of the nature and significance of scientific knowledge.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521772297
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
12/28/2007
Pages:
412
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 1.06(d)

Table of Contents

Preface; 1. A peculiar institution; 2. Basically, it's purely academic; 3. Academic science; 4. New modes of knowledge production; 5. Community and communication; 6. Universalism and unification; 7. Disinterestedness and objectivity; 8. Originality and novelty; 9. Scepticism and the growth of knowledge; 10. What then, can we believe?; Bibliography; Index.

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