Scientific Knowledge and Sociological Theory

Scientific Knowledge and Sociological Theory

by Barry Barnes
     
 

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ISBN-10: 041547437X

ISBN-13: 9780415474375

Pub. Date: 10/02/2008

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

Originally published in 1974.

Scientific Knowledge and Sociological Theory centres on the problem of explaining the manifest variety and contrast in the beliefs about nature held in different groups and societies. It maintains that the sociologist should treat all beliefs symmetrically and must investigate and account for allegedly "correct" or "scientific"

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Originally published in 1974.

Scientific Knowledge and Sociological Theory centres on the problem of explaining the manifest variety and contrast in the beliefs about nature held in different groups and societies. It maintains that the sociologist should treat all beliefs symmetrically and must investigate and account for allegedly "correct" or "scientific" beliefs just as he would "incorrect" or "unscientific" ones. From this basic position a study of scientific beliefs is constructed. The sociological interest of such beliefs is illustrated and a sociological perspective upon scientific change is developed.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780415474375
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
10/02/2008
Series:
Routledge Library Editions: History & Philosophy of Science Series
Pages:
204
Product dimensions:
6.30(w) x 9.80(h) x 0.70(d)

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