An Introduction to Science Studies
The Philosophical and Social Aspects of Science and Technology
By (author) John M. Ziman
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Introduction to Science Studies by John M. Ziman
Book DescriptionThe purpose of this book is to give a coherent account of the different perspectives on science and technology that are normally studied under various disciplinary heads such as philosophy of science, sociology of science and science policy. It is intended for students embarking on courses in these subjects and assumes no special knowledge of any science. It is written in a direct and simple style, and technical language is introduced very sparingly. As various perspectives are sketched out in this book, the reader moves towards a consistent conception of contemporary science as a rapidly changing social institution that has already grown out of its traditional forms and plays a central role in society at large. It will appeal to students in a wide range of scientific disciplines and complement well Professor Ziman's earlier books.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780521346801
(228mm x 152mm x 13mm)
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 23-Jul-1987
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author John M. Ziman
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A discussion of the human side of science, originally published in 1981.
Knowing Everything About Nothing, Paperback (January 2010)
In this book John Ziman seeks the answers to crucial questions facing scientists who need to change the direction of their careers.
Teaching and Learning About Science and Society, Paperback (October 2008)
'Science, Technology, and Society' - STS - has become a major educational theme.
Prometheus Bound, Paperback (September 2005)» View all books by John M. Ziman
A searching critique of the structural changes currently taking place in the scientific community, showing that managerial considerations now threaten to crowd out the creative element in science.
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