Science In Society

Science In Society
Publisher Routledge
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Category Science
Total Pages 168
ISBN 9781134354870
Rating 4/5 from 21 reviews
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The world around us is continually being shaped by science, and by society’s relationship to it. In recent years sociologists have been increasingly preoccupied with the latter, and now in this fascinating book, Massimiano Bucchi provides a brief introduction to this topical issue. Bucchi provides clear and unassuming summaries of all the major theoretical positions within the sociology of science, illustrated with many fascinating examples. Theories covered include Thomas Kuhn's theory of scientific change, the sociology of scientific knowledge, actor-network theory, and the social construction of technology. The second half of the book looks at recent public controversies over the role of science in the modern world including: * the Sokal affair, otherwise known as the science wars * debates over public understanding of science, such as global warming and genetically modified food * the implications of the human genome project. This much needed introduction to a rapidly growing area brings theory alive and will be essential reading for all students of the sociology of science.

Science In Society
  • Author : Massimiano Bucchi
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2004-07-31

The world around us is continually being shaped by science, and by society’s relationship to it. In recent years sociologists have been increasingly preoccupied with the latter, and now in this fascinating book, Massimiano Bucchi provides a brief introduction to this topical issue. Bucchi provides clear and unassuming summaries

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The Science of Society
  • Author : Stephen Pearl Andrews
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1854

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Science and Society
  • Author : Joseph Agassi
  • Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
  • Release Date : 2012-12-06

"If a science has to be supported by fraudulent means, let it perish. " With these words of Kepler, Agassi plunges into the actual troubles and glories of science (321). The SOciology of science is no foreign intruder upon scientific knowledge in these essays, for we see clearly how Agassi transforms the

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The Scientific Study of Society
  • Author : Max Steuer
  • Publisher : Elsevier
  • Release Date : 2003

This book presents an abstract discussion of social science, in a period when science in all forms is under attack, does little to inform the debate on its role and progress. Moreover, there is a strong and growing tendency for work that is far from scientific to go under the

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The Impact of Science On Society
  • Author : Bertrand Russell
  • Publisher : Lulu Press, Inc
  • Release Date : 2015-09-17

Bertrand Arthur William Russell,18 May 1872–2 February 1970) was a British philosopher, logician, mathematician, historian, writer, social critic and political activist. At various points in his life he considered himself a liberal, a socialist, and a pacifist. In the early 20th century, Russell led the British "revolt against idealism".He is considered

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Science and Society
  • Author : Eric S. Swanson
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Release Date : 2015-09-25

This undergraduate textbook educates non-science majors—our future policy makers—on how science works, the rules that underpin our existence, our impact on nature, and nature's impact on us. The book provides a concise, historically based, non-mathematical treatment of modern physics relevant to societal issues. It challenges readers to examine

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Science  Society and the Environment
  • Author : Michael R. Dove,Daniel M. Kammen
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2015-04-24

In an era when pressing environmental problems make collaboration across the divide between sciences and arts and humanities essential, this book presents the results of a collaborative analysis by an anthropologist and a physicist of four key junctures between science, society, and environment. The first focuses on the systemic bias

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The Science of Society
  • Author : Stephen F. Cotgrove
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1972

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Science  Faith  and Society
  • Author : Michael Polanyi
  • Publisher : University of Chicago Press
  • Release Date : 2013-01-07

In its concern with science as an essentially human enterprise, Science, Faith and Society makes an original and challenging contribution to the philosophy of science. On its appearance in 1946 the book quickly became the focus of controversy. Polanyi aims to show that science must be understood as a community of

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The Science of Society
  • Author : Stephen F. Cotgrove
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1972

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Routledge Handbook of Science  Technology  and Society
  • Author : Daniel Lee Kleinman,Kelly Moore
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2014-06-05

Over the last decade or so, the field of science and technology studies (STS) has become an intellectually dynamic interdisciplinary arena. Concepts, methods, and theoretical perspectives are being drawn both from long-established and relatively young disciplines. From its origins in philosophical and political debates about the creation and use of

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An Introduction to Sociology
  • Author : Anthony Giddens,Mitchell Duneier
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2000-04-01

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Imagined Futures in Science  Technology and Society
  • Author : Gert Verschraegen,Frédéric Vandermoere,Luc Braeckmans,Barbara Segaert
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2017-04-07

Imagining, forecasting and predicting the future is an inextricable and increasingly important part of the present. States, organizations and individuals almost continuously have to make decisions about future actions, financial investments or technological innovation, without much knowledge of what will exactly happen in the future. Science and technology play a

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A History of Science in Society
  • Author : Lesley Cormack,Andrew Ede
  • Publisher : University of Toronto Press
  • Release Date : 2012-03-12

A History of Science in Society is a concise overview that introduces complex ideas in a non-technical fashion. Andrew Ede and Lesley B. Cormack trace the history of science through its continually changing place in society and explore the link between the pursuit of knowledge and the desire to make

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Science  Technology  and Society
  • Author : Sal P. Restivo
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press on Demand
  • Release Date : 2005

'Science, Technology, and Society' offers approximately 150 articles written by major scholars and experts from academic and scientific institutions worldwide. The theme is the functions and effects of science and technology in society and culture.

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