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Philosophy of Science and Its Discontents - 2nd edition

Philosophy of Science and Its Discontents (ISBN10: 0898620201; ISBN13: 9780898620207)
ISBN13: 978-0898620207
ISBN10: 0898620201

Summary: In this work Steve Fuller argues that philosophers of science need to take more seriously the psychological and sociological constraints on human rationality that make the production of knowledge an unavoidably imperfect enterprise. Designed for classroom use, this edition opens with a "map of the field," which critically surveys specific schools and leaders in the psychology and sociology of science, the philosophy of the special sciences, and the challeng
es that rhetoric, feminism, and other "metascientific" approaches pose to the philosophy of science.
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Summary: In this work Steve Fuller argues that philosophers of science need to take more seriously the psychological and sociological constraints on human rationality that make the production of knowledge an unavoidably imperfect enterprise. Designed for classroom use, this edition opens with a "map of the field," which critically surveys specific schools and leaders in the psychology and sociology of science, the philosophy of the special sciences, and the challenges that rhetoric, feminism, and other "metascientific" approaches pose to the philosophy of science. ...show less

Edition/Copyright: 2ND 93
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Publisher: Guilford Press
Year Published: 1993
International: No

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