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Ending the Science Wars
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Ending the Science Wars

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Ending the Science Wars by John David Baldwin

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The "science wars" have been raging for decades, raising many questions about the power of science. Some critics claim that science, including social science, is "merely a social construction" that fallible humans have created with words and other symbols. If this is true, is science as formidable a source of knowledge as most scientists claim? Baldwin explains why the edifice of science has robust properties that make it one of the most useful forms of knowledge that humans have ever created, although it is not perfect. He trenchantly examines all sides of the debate and uses the philosophy of pragmatism to reveal the special characteristics that make science work as well as it does. Ending the Science Wars shows how science is far better grounded than its critics claim. The book not only helps resolve many current debates about science, it is a major contribution for explaining science in terms of a powerful philosophical system. This makes the book valuable to scientists in all fields of research-and intellectually challenging for science's critics.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781594515590
ISBN-10: 159451559X
Format: Hardback
(234mm x 156mm x 17mm)
Pages: 184
Imprint: Paradigm
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Publish Date: 20-Sep-2008
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Critics claim that science, including social science, is 'merely a social construction' that fallible humans have created with words and other symbols. This title explains why the edifice of science has robust properties that make it one of the most useful forms of knowledge that humans have ever created, although it is not perfect.

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Author Biography - John David Baldwin

John David Baldwin began his research by studying primates living in the rainforests of South and Central America, and then he gradually extended his focus to human behaviour and increasingly complex social issues. He is a Professor of Sociology at University of California at Santa Barbara, with special interests in socialization, social organization, philosophy and science.

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