Epistemic Cultures by Karin Knorr-Cetina
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Epistemic Cultures
By Karin Knorr-Cetina

Epistemic Cultures

How the Sciences Make Knowledge

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Epistemic Cultures by Karin Knorr-Cetina

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How does science create knowledge? Epistemic cultures, shaped by affinity, necessity and historical coincidence, determine how people know and what they know. This text compares two epistemic cultures, those in high energy physics and molecular biology. It highlights the diversity of these cultures of knowing and, in its depiction of their differences - in the meaning of the empirical, the enactment of object relations, and the fashioning of social relations - challenges the accepted view of unified science. Comtemporary Western societies are becoming "knowledge societies", which run on expert processes and systems epitomized by science and structured into all areas of social life. This work addresses questions about how such expert systems and processes work, what principles inform their cognitive and procedural orientations and whether their organization, structures and operations can be extended to other forms of social order.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780674258945
ISBN-10: 0674258940
Format: Paperback
(235mm x 155mm x 21mm)
Pages: 352
Imprint: Harvard University Press
Publisher: Harvard University Press
Publish Date: 4-Jun-1999
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Karin Knorr-Cetina

Karin Knorr Cetina is Professor of Sociology and Science and Technology Studies, University of Bielefeld, Germany.

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