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Science as Practice and Culture - Andrew Pickering

Science as Practice and Culture

Paperback Published: 1st January 1992
ISBN: 9780226668017
Number Of Pages: 482

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"Science as Practice and Culture" explores one of the newest and most controversial developments within the rapidly changing field of science studies: the move toward studying scientific practice--the work of doing science--and the associated move toward studying scientific culture, understood as the field of resources that practice operates in and on.
Andrew Pickering has invited leading historians, philosophers, sociologists, and anthropologists of science to prepare original essays for this volume. The essays range over the physical and biological sciences and mathematics, and are divided into two parts. In part I, the contributors map out a coherent set of perspectives on scientific practice and culture, and relate their analyses to central topics in the philosophy of science such as realism, relativism, and incommensurability. The essays in part II seek to delineate the study of science as practice in arguments across its borders with the sociology of scientific knowledge, social epistemology, and reflexive ethnography.

Preface
From Science as Knowledge to Science as Practice Andrew Pickering
Positions
The Self-Vindication of the Laboratory Sciences
Putting Agency Back into Experiment
The Couch, the Cathedral, and the Laboratory: On the Relationship between Experiment and Laboratory in Science Karin
Constructing Quaternions: On the Analysis of Conceptual Practice
Crafting Science: Standardized Packages
Arguments
Extending Wittgenstein: The Pivotal Move from Epistemology to the Sociology of Science
Left and Right Wittgensteinians
From the "Will to Theory" to the Discursive Collage: A Reply to Bloor's "Left and Right Wittgensteinians"
Epistemological
Some Remarks About Positionism: A Reply to Collins and Yearley
Don't Throw the Baby Out with the Bath School! A Reply to Collins and Yearley
Journey into Space
Social Epistemology and the Research Agenda of Science Studies
Border Crossings: Narrative Strategies in Science Studies and among Physicists in Tsukuba Science City, Japan
Contributors
Index
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ISBN: 9780226668017
ISBN-10: 0226668010
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 482
Published: 1st January 1992
Publisher: The University of Chicago Press
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.6 x 15.2  x 2.9
Weight (kg): 0.65
Edition Number: 2