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TitleThe Social Production of Scientific Knowledge [electronic resource] / edited by Everett Mendelsohn, Peter Weingart, Richard Whitley
ImprintDordrecht : Springer Netherlands, 1977
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Descript 301 p. online resource


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

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