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Making Natural Knowledge

Making Natural Knowledge
Constructivism and the History of Science

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Part of Cambridge Studies in the History of Science

  • Date Published: July 1998
  • availability: Unavailable - out of print September 2004
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9780521449137

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  • In Making Natural Knowledge: Constructivism and the History of Science, Jan Golinski reviews recent writing on the history of science and shows how it has been dramatically reshaped by a new understanding of science itself. In the last few years, scientific knowledge has come to be seen as a product of human culture, an approach that has challenged the tradition of the history of science as a story of steady and autonomous progress. New topics have emerged in historical research, including: the identity of the scientist, the importance of the laboratory, the role of language and instruments, and the connections with other realms of culture and society. Golinski has written a sympathetic but critical survey of this exciting field of research, at a level that can be appreciated by students or anyone else who wants an introduction to contemporary thinking in the development of the sciences.

    • First up-to-date, single-author survey of recent research and methodology in the history of science
    • A critical discussion of the perspective that views sciences as a human construction and is accessible to undergraduate and general readers
    • Counters recent attacks by Sokal and by Gross and Levitt on social construction of science
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    '… this book provide[s] a clear and illuminating brief account of this very recent tradition of the 'sociology of scientific knowledge'.' John Henry, Nature

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    Product details

    • Date Published: July 1998
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9780521449137
    • length: 250 pages
    • dimensions: 229 x 153 x 19 mm
    • weight: 0.518kg
    • contains: 11 b/w illus.
    • availability: Unavailable - out of print September 2004
  • Table of Contents

    Preface
    Introduction: challenges to the classical view of science
    1. An outline of contructivism
    2. Identity and discipline
    3. The place of production
    4. Speaking for nature
    5. Interventions and representations
    6. Culture and construction
    Bibliography.

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    Jan Golinski, University of New Hampshire

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