Science and the Sociology of Knowledge

Science and the Sociology of Knowledge

by Michael J. Mulkay


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ISBN-13: 9780043010945
Publisher: Routledge
Publication date: 04/01/1979
Series: Controversies in Sociology Ser.
Pages: 144
Product dimensions: 5.51(w) x 8.66(h) x (d)

Table of Contents

1. The Customary Sociological View of Science 1.1. The Classic View of Science 1.2. Durkheim and Marx 1.3. More Recent Variants 1.4. Mannheim and Stark 1.5. The Standard View of Scientific Knowledge 1.6. The Sociology of Science 2. Revisions of the Standard View 2.1. The Uniformity of Nature 2.2. Fact and Theory 2.3. Observation in Science 2.4. The Assessment of Knowledge-Claims 2.5. Sociological Implications 3. Cultural Interpretation in Science 3.1. The Social Rhetoric of Science 3.2. The Dynamics of Knowledge-Production 3.3. The Interpretation of Cultural Resources 4. Science and the Wider Society 4.1. Scientists' Use of 'External' Cultural Resources 4.2. The Use of Scientific Culture in External Political Settings 4.3. Brief Summary and Concluding Remarks

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