Science / Edition 1

Science / Edition 1

by Steve Fuller
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0816631255

ISBN-13: 2900816631253

Pub. Date: 02/28/1998

Publisher: University of Minnesota Press

SCIENCE features a report written in the persona of a Martian anthropologist who systematically compares religious and scientific institutions on Earth, only to find that science does not necessarily live up to its own ideals of rationality, thereby risking its purpose by the role it increasingly plays in the maintenance of social and economic order.

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SCIENCE features a report written in the persona of a Martian anthropologist who systematically compares religious and scientific institutions on Earth, only to find that science does not necessarily live up to its own ideals of rationality, thereby risking its purpose by the role it increasingly plays in the maintenance of social and economic order.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2900816631253
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
Publication date:
02/28/1998
Series:
Concepts Social Thought Series
Edition description:
1
Pages:
176

Table of Contents

Introduction 1

1 The gospel according to Dr Strangelove 5

2 Can science live with its past? 22

3 Styles of living scientifically: a tale of three nations 48

4 We are all scientists now: the rise of Protscience 61

5 The scientific ethic and the spirit of literalism 72

6 What has atheism - old or new - ever done for science? 86

7 Science as an instrument of divine justice 113

8 Scientific progress as secular providence 122

9 Science poised between changing the future and undoing the past 134

10 Further reading 147

Index 167

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