Call Boomerang Books 1300 36 33 32

Description - Scientific Controversies by Peter Machamer

Traditionally it has been thought that scientific controversies can always be resolved on the basis of empirical data. Recently, however, social constructionists have claimed that the outcome of scientific debates is strongly influenced by non-evidential factors such as the rhetorical prowess and professional clout of the participants. This volume of previously unpublished essays by well-known philosophers of science presents historical studies and philosophical analyses that undermine the plausibility of an extreme social constructionist perspective while also indicating the need for a richer and more realistic account of scientific rationality.

Buy Scientific Controversies by Peter Machamer from Australia's Online Independent Bookstore, Boomerang Books.

Book Details

ISBN: 9780195119879
ISBN-10: 0195119878
Format: Hardback
(244mm x 163mm x 25mm)
Pages: 288
Imprint: Oxford University Press Inc
Publisher: Oxford University Press Inc
Publish Date: 1-Nov-1999
Country of Publication: United States

Book Reviews - Scientific Controversies by Peter Machamer

» Have you read this book? We'd like to know what you think about it - write a review about Scientific Controversies book by Peter Machamer and you'll earn 50c in Boomerang Bucks loyalty dollars (you must be a Boomerang Books Account Holder - it's free to sign up and there are great benefits!)

Write Review


Books By Peter Machamer

Perception by Peter Machamer
Hardback, March 2017
$161.10
Descartes's Changing Mind by Peter Machamer
Hardback, July 2009
$91.80
Blackwell Guide to the Philosophy of Science by Peter Machamer
Paperback, January 2002
$64.76