Science and Its Fabrication

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U of Minnesota Press, 1990 - 142 pages
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While acknowledging its theory-ladeness, Chalmers (history and philosophy, U. of Sydney) defends the objectivity of scientific knowledge against those critics for whom such knowledge is both subjective and ideological. Annotation copyrighted by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR
 

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Contents

Against Universal Method
11
The Aim of Science
23
Observation Objectified
41
Experiment
61
Science and the Sociology of Knowledge
80
Two Sociological Case Studies
96
The Social and Political Dimension of Science
115
Appendix The Extraordinary Prehistory of
126
Bibliography
133
Author Index
140
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