Uncertain Knowledge by R. G. A. Dolby
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Uncertain Knowledge
By R. G. A. Dolby

Uncertain Knowledge

An Image of Science for a Changing World

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Uncertain Knowledge by R. G. A. Dolby

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What is science? How is scientific knowledge affected by the society that produces it? Does scientific knowledge directly correspond to reality? Can we draw a line between science and pseudo-science? Will it ever be possible for computers to undertake scientific investigation independently? Is there such a thing as feminist science? In this book the author addresses questions such as these using a technique of 'cognitive play', which creates and explores new links between the ideas and results of contemporary history, philosophy, and sociology of science. New ideas and approaches are applied to a wide range of case studies, many of them from controversial and contested science. This book will be of interest to historians and sociologists of science, to anyone interested in science studies, and to educated general readers with an interest in the history, philosophy, and social context of science.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780521892629
ISBN-10: 0521892627
Format: Paperback
(247mm x 174mm x 20mm)
Pages: 380
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 18-Apr-2002
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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