Social Construction of What? by Ian Hacking
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Social Construction of What? by Ian Hacking

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Often lost in the debate over the validity of social construction is the question of what is being constructed. Particularly troublesome in this area is the status of the natural sciences, where there is conflict between biological and social approaches to mental illness, and in other areas. Ian Hacking looks at the issue of child abuse, and examines the ways in which advanced research on new weapons influences not the content but the form of science. In conclusion, Hacking comments on the "culture wars" in anthropology, in particular the spat between leading enthnographers over Hawaii and Captain Cook.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780674004122
ISBN-10: 0674004124
Format: Paperback
(235mm x 155mm x 17mm)
Pages: 272
Imprint: Harvard University Press
Publisher: Harvard University Press
Publish Date: 1-Nov-2000
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Ian Hacking

Ian Hacking is University Professor Emeritus at the University of Toronto. He holds the chair of Philosophy and History of Concepts at the College de France. Among his many books, the most recent is Rewriting the Soul.

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