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Scientific Controversies: Philosophical and Historical Perspectives

Machamer, Peter; Pera, Marcello; Baltas, Aristides (eds.)

Verlag: Oxford University Press, New York, 1999
ISBN 10: 0195119878 / ISBN 13: 9780195119879
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Titel: Scientific Controversies: Philosophical and ...

Verlag: Oxford University Press, New York

Erscheinungsdatum: 1999

Einband: Hardcover

Zustand: Good

Zustand des Schutzumschlags: Good

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Hardcover in good condition. Ex-library. Library stickers on jacket spine foot, front pastedown and FEP. Sticker residue on FEP. Library stamps on page block, copyright page and a few further points. Binding is intact, contents are clear. AM. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 441053

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Inhaltsangabe: Traditionally it has been thought that scientific controversies can always be resolved on the basis of empirical data. Recently, however, social constructionists have claimed that the outcome of scientific debates is strongly influenced by non-evidential factors such as the rhetorical prowess and professional clout of the participants. This volume of previously unpublished essays by well-known philosophers of science presents historical studies and philosophical analyses that undermine the plausibility of an extreme social constructionist perspective while also indicating the need for a richer and more realistic account of scientific rationality.

Rezension: A paperback edition of this book would make a rather good textbook on scientific controversies. Peter Machamer's opening chapter is a model of didactic clarity. ( The British Journal for the History of Science)

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