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The Social Production of Scientific Knowledge : Sociology of the Sciences - E. Mendelsohn

The Social Production of Scientific Knowledge

Sociology of the Sciences

By: E. Mendelsohn (Editor), Peter Weingart (Editor), R. D. Whitely (Editor)

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Published: January 1980
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I: The Institutionalisation of the Sciences: Changing Concepts and Approaches in the History and Sociology of Science.- The Social Construction of Scientific Knowledge.- The Social Construction of Science: Institutionalisation and Definition of Positive Science in the Latter Half of the Seventeenth Century.- Problems of a Historical Study of Science.- Scientific Ideology and Scientific Process: The Natural History of a Conceptual Shift.- II: Social Relations of Cognitive Structures in the Sciences.- Ontological and Epistemological Commitments and Social Relations in the Sciences: The Case of the Arithmomorphic System of Scientific Production.- Cognitive Norms, Knowledge- Interests and the Constitution of the Scientific Object: A Case Study in the Functioning of Rules for Experimentation.- Changes in the Social and Intellectual Organisation of the Sciences: Professionalisation and the Arithmetic Ideal.- What Does a Proof Do If It Does Not Prove? A Study of the Social Conditions and Metaphysical Divisions Leading to David Bohm and John von Neumann Failing to Communicate in Quantum Physics.- III: Social Goals, Political Programmes and Scientific Norms.- The Political Direction of Scientific Development.- Scientific Purity and Nuclear Danger: The Case of Risk-Assessment.- Creation vs Evolution: The Politics of Science Education.

ISBN: 9789027707765
ISBN-10: 9027707766
Series: Sociology of the Sciences
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 301
Published: January 1980
Publisher: Springer
Country of Publication: NL
Dimensions (cm): 23.39 x 15.6  x 1.63
Weight (kg): 0.43