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One More Round with Relativism

Harry Collins

in The One Culture?: A Conversation about Science

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226467221
eISBN:
9780226467245
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226467245.003.0015
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Science

Epistemological relativism implies that one social group's way of justifying its knowledge is as good as another's and that there is no external vantage point from which to judge between them; all ... More


The Sociology of Scientific Knowledge

Simone Tosoni and Trevor Pinch

in Entanglements: Conversations on the Human Traces of Science, Technology, and Sound

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780262035279
eISBN:
9780262336550
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262035279.003.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Technology and Society

The chapter presents the early years and the subsequent developments of the Sociology of Scientific Knowledge (SSK), starting from the School of Edinburgh and the Edinburgh Strong Programme advanced ... More


Remarks on Methodological Relativism and “Antiscience”

Jean Bricmont

Alan Sokal (ed.)

in The One Culture?: A Conversation about Science

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226467221
eISBN:
9780226467245
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226467245.003.0014
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Science

Sociologists frequently admit that they don't have the background to evaluate whether the claims made by scientists (particularly concerning contemporary research) are rationally justified or not, ... More


Causality, Grammar, and Working Philosophies: Some Final Comments

Michael Lynch

in The One Culture?: A Conversation about Science

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226467221
eISBN:
9780226467245
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226467245.003.0029
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Science

Most sociologists and historians agree that their studies of historical and contemporary cases must take into account what scientists say about their own theories and practices. It also seems that ... More


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