cover of book
 

Science as Practice and Culture
edited by Andrew Pickering
University of Chicago Press, 1992
eISBN: 978-0-226-66820-8 | Cloth: 978-0-226-66800-0 | Paper: 978-0-226-66801-7
Library of Congress Classification Q175.5.S3495 1992
Dewey Decimal Classification 303.483

ABOUT THIS BOOK | AUTHOR BIOGRAPHY | TOC | REQUEST ACCESSIBLE FILE
ABOUT THIS BOOK
Science as Practice and Culture explores one of the newest and most controversial developments within the rapidly changing field of science studies: the move toward studying scientific practice—the work of doing science—and the associated move toward studying scientific culture, understood as the field of resources that practice operates in and on.

Andrew Pickering has invited leading historians, philosophers, sociologists, and anthropologists of science to prepare original essays for this volume. The essays range over the physical and biological sciences and mathematics, and are divided into two parts. In part I, the contributors map out a coherent set of perspectives on scientific practice and culture, and relate their analyses to central topics in the philosophy of science such as realism, relativism, and incommensurability. The essays in part II seek to delineate the study of science as practice in arguments across its borders with the sociology of scientific knowledge, social epistemology, and reflexive ethnography.


See other books on: Culture | Knowledge, Theory of | Pickering, Andrew | Practice | Social aspects
See other titles from University of Chicago Press

Reference metadata exposed for Zotero via unAPI.