Making Natural Knowledge
Constructivism and the History of Science New edition
By (author) Jan Golinski
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Making Natural Knowledge by Jan Golinski
Book DescriptionArguably 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 DetailsISBN: 9780226302317
(218mm x 168mm x 15mm)
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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Enlightenment inquiries into weather sought to impose order on a force that had the power to alter human life and social conditions. This title reveals how a sense of the national climate emerged in the 18th century from the systematic recording of the weather, and how it was deployed in discussions of the health and welfare of the population.
Science as Public Culture, Paperback (June 1999)» View all books by Jan Golinski
Examines the development of chemistry in Britain 1760-1820 and relates it to civic life.
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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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