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Scientific Practice and Ordinary Action : Ethnomethodology and Social Studies of Science - Michael Lynch

Scientific Practice and Ordinary Action

Ethnomethodology and Social Studies of Science

Paperback Published: 12th January 1998
ISBN: 9780521597425
Number Of Pages: 356

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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.

Introduction
Ethnomethodology
The demise of the 'old' sociology of science
The rise of the new sociology of scientific knowledge
Phenomenology and protoethnomethodology
Wittgenstein, rules, and epistemology's topic
Molecular sociology
From quiddity to haecceity: ethnomethodological studies of work
Conclusion
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ISBN: 9780521597425
ISBN-10: 0521597420
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 356
Published: 12th January 1998
Publisher: CAMBRIDGE UNIV PR
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.73 x 15.49  x 2.21
Weight (kg): 0.52