Download e-book for kindle: Beyond the science wars: the missing discourse about science by Ullica Segerstrale

By Ullica Segerstrale

ISBN-10: 0791446182

ISBN-13: 9780791446188

Past the technology Wars deals a large contextualization of the "Science Wars"-an ongoing debate among scientists and social scientists over the character and which means of science-from interdisciplinary sociological, old, medical, political, and cultural views. past delivering an realizing of the clash itself, this publication provides the reviews of 2 technological know-how and know-how reviews' (STS) "founding fathers" (Bernard Barber and John Ziman), a scientist's protest that STS has deserted its unique undertaking, a historian's view of the fluctuating social help for technology, and a sociologist's research of the reasons of "anti-antiscience warriors." additionally, an STS statesman discusses ongoing structural adjustments in technological know-how, a sociologist kinds out diverse perspectives of objectivity, and an STS veteran from the technological know-how Wars brings us stories from front and evaluates the which means of modern occasions.

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Series. 48'3dc21 99-053390 10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1 Page v Contents Preface ix 1. Science and Science Studies: Enemies or Allies? Ullica Segerstråle Contextualizing the "Science Wars" 1 The Constructivist Critique 3 1994The Annus Horribilis and After 6 Why the Constructivist Position Bothers Scientists 7 Who has the right to criticize science? A Hidden Issue in the Science Wars 12 The Meaning of Alan Sokal's Hoax 14 Who owns the history of science? The Aftermath of the Sokal Hoax 18 The Science Wars Continue: Closing in on Science Studies 21 Plan of the Book 25 Bringing the Scientist Back In 28 2.

Furthermore, does an academic analyst of science have to master science? ) What about the public? Does a member of the public have to know science in order to voice criticism? 16 The proscience warriors seem to have been particularly irritated with the temerity of those who did not have formal credentials in science to criticize their enterprise. From their point of view, what we had here were "outsiders" to science presenting themselves as competent critics of science. How could this be explained at all, except as sheer arrogance?

A Hidden Issue in the Science Wars 12 The Meaning of Alan Sokal's Hoax 14 Who owns the history of science? The Aftermath of the Sokal Hoax 18 The Science Wars Continue: Closing in on Science Studies 21 Plan of the Book 25 Bringing the Scientist Back In 28 2. Antiscience in Current Science and Technology Studies Henry H. Bauer 41 Recent Developments 42 Is there really antagonism against science in STS? 42 The Fact of Antiscientific Sentiment 42 Antiscientific Sentiment in Perspective 44 Incomprehension of Science 46 Hypocrisy: Preaching Versus Practice 47 The Purpose of STS 49 How did STS come into being?

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