Making Natural Knowledge by Jan Golinski
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Making Natural Knowledge
By Jan Golinski

Making Natural Knowledge

Constructivism and the History of Science New edition

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Making Natural Knowledge by Jan Golinski

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Arguably the best available introduction to constructivism, a research paradigm that has dominated the history of science for the past forty years, "Making Natural Knowledge" reflects on the importance of this theory, tells the history of its rise to prominence, and traces its most important tensions. Viewing scientific knowledge as a product of human culture, Jan Golinski challenges the traditional trajectory of the history of science as steady and autonomous progress. In exploring topics such as the social identity of the scientist, the significance of places where science is practiced, and the roles played by language, instruments, and images, "Making Natural Knowledge" sheds new light on the relations between science and other cultural domains.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780226302317
ISBN-10: 0226302318
Format: Paperback
(218mm x 168mm x 15mm)
Pages: 368
Imprint: University of Chicago Press
Publisher: The University of Chicago Press
Publish Date: 1-Sep-1998
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Jan Golinski

Jan Golinski is professor of history and humanities at the University of New Hampshire. He is coeditor of The Sciences in Enlightened Europe, also published by the University of Chicago Press.

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