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Ending the Science Wars / Edition 1

Ending the Science Wars / Edition 1

by John D. Baldwin
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ISBN-13: 9781594515606
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Publication date: 01/28/2009
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 184
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.40(d)

About the Author

Dr. Baldwin began his research by studying primates living in the rainforests of South and Central America, and then he gradually extended his focus to human behavior and increasingly complex social issues. He is a Professor of Sociology at University of California at Santa Barbara, with special interests in socialization, social organization, philosophy and science.

Table of Contents

Preface ix

Early Views of Science 1

Chapter 1 Storybook Science 3

Chapter 2 Extreme Skepticism 13

Chapter 3 Absolute Truth 33

Chapter 4 Tentative Truths 53

The Pragmatic Model of Science 71

Chapter 5 The Individual Research Scientist 75

Chapter 6 Social Processes 93

Recent Issues in Science 111

Chapter 7 The Scientific Community 113

Chapter 8 Science and the Larger Society 123

Chapter 9 Into the Future 137

Notes 145

References 153

Index 167

About the Author 173

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