The Trouble with Science / Edition 1

The Trouble with Science / Edition 1

by Robin Dunbar, R. I. Dunbar
     
 

ISBN-10: 0674910192

ISBN-13: 9780674910195

Pub. Date: 10/01/1996

Publisher: Harvard


In The Trouble with Science, Robin Dunbar asks whether science really is unique to Western culture, even to humankind. He suggests that our "trouble with science"--our inability to grasp how it works, our suspiciousness of its successes--may lie in the fact that evolution has left our minds better able to cope with day-to-day social interaction than with

Overview


In The Trouble with Science, Robin Dunbar asks whether science really is unique to Western culture, even to humankind. He suggests that our "trouble with science"--our inability to grasp how it works, our suspiciousness of its successes--may lie in the fact that evolution has left our minds better able to cope with day-to-day social interaction than with the complexities of the external world.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780674910195
Publisher:
Harvard
Publication date:
10/01/1996
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
222
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.25(h) x (d)

Table of Contents

Preface

1. Introduction

2. What is This Thing Called Science?

3. A Natural History of Science

4. The Roots of Science

5. Why is Science so Successful?

6. Unnatural Science

7. The Social Brain

8. Science Through the Looking-glass

9. The Open Society Revisited

10. Divided Loyalties

Bibliography

Index

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