Scientific Practice and Ordinary Action: Ethnomethodology and Social Studies of Science

Scientific Practice and Ordinary Action: Ethnomethodology and Social Studies of Science

by Michael Lynch
     
 

ISBN-10: 0521597420

ISBN-13: 9780521597425

Pub. Date: 10/28/2005

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

Philosophers, historians, and sociologists of science have grown increasingly interested in the daily practices of scientists. Recent studies have drawn linkages between scientific innovations and more ordinary procedures, craft skills, and sources of sponsorship. These studies dispute the idea that science is the application of a unified method or the outgrowth of

Overview

Philosophers, historians, and sociologists of science have grown increasingly interested in the daily practices of scientists. Recent studies have drawn linkages between scientific innovations and more ordinary procedures, craft skills, and sources of sponsorship. These studies dispute the idea that science is the application of a unified method or the outgrowth of a progressive history of ideas. The central purpose of this book is to explore the possibility of an empirical approach to the epistemic contents of science that avoids the pitfalls of scientism and foundationalism.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521597425
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
10/28/2005
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
333
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.79(d)

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Table of Contents

Introduction; 1. Ethnomethodology; 2. The demise of the 'old' sociology of science; 3. The rise of the new sociology of scientific knowledge; 4. Phenomenology and protoethnomethodology; 5. Wittgenstein, rules, and epistemology's topic; 6. Molecular sociology; 7. From quiddity to haecceity: ethnomethodological studies of work; Conclusion.

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