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An Introduction to Science Studies
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 203

An Introduction to Science Studies

The purpose of this book is to give a coherent account of the different perspectives on science and technology that are normally studied under various disciplinary heads such as philosophy of science, sociology of science and science policy. It is intended for students embarking on courses in these subjects and assumes no special knowledge of any science. It is written in a direct and simple style, and technical language is introduced very sparingly. As various perspectives are sketched out in this book, the reader moves towards a consistent conception of contemporary science as a rapidly changing social institution that has already grown out of its traditional forms and plays a central role in society at large. It will appeal to students in a wide range of scientific disciplines and complement well Professor Ziman's earlier books.

The Idea of a Social Science and Its Relation to Philosophy
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 136

The Idea of a Social Science and Its Relation to Philosophy

  • Type: Book
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  • Published: 2008
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  • Publisher: Routledge

Winch addresses the possibility and practice of a comprehensive 'science of society', drawing from the works of such thinkers as Ludwig Wittgenstein, J.S. Mill and Max Weber to make his case.

Technology, philosophical and social aspects
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 272

Technology, philosophical and social aspects

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Science, Technology and Society
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 219

Science, Technology and Society

  • Type: Book
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  • Published: 2005-01-01
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  • Publisher: Netbiblo

The emphasis on the realm of Science, Technology and Society or Science and Technology Studies may have the same degree of relevance that the “historical turn” had in the past. It is a “social turn” which affects philosophy of science as well as philosophy of technology. It includes a new vision of the aims, processes and results of scientific activities and technological doings, because the focus of attention is on several aspects of science and technology which used to be considered as secondary, or even irrelevant. This turn highlights science and technology as social undertakings rather than intellectual contents. According to this new vision, there are several important changes ...

Philosophical Foundations of the Social Sciences
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 283

Philosophical Foundations of the Social Sciences

This 1996 book argues that behind the diverse methods of the natural sciences lies a common core of scientific rationality.

Philosophy of Anthropology and Sociology
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 900

Philosophy of Anthropology and Sociology

  • Type: Book
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  • Published: 2011-08-12
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  • Publisher: Elsevier

This volume concerns philosophical issues that arise from the practice of anthropology and sociology. The essays cover a wide range of issues, including traditional questions in the philosophy of social science as well as those specific to these disciplines. Authors attend to the historical development of the current debates and set the stage for future work. · Comprehensive survey of philosophical issues in anthropology and sociology · Historical discussion of important debates · Applications to current research in anthropology and sociology

Philosophy of Technology
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 192

Philosophy of Technology

The corps of philosophers who make up the Society for Philosophy & Technology has now been collaborating, in one fashion or another, for almost fifteen years. In addition, the number of philosophers, world-wide, who have begun to focus their analytical skills on technology and related social problems grows increasingly every year. {It would certainly swell the ranks if all of them joined the Society!) It seems more than ap propriate, in this context, to publish a miscellaneous volume that em phasizes the extraordinary range and diversity of contemporary contribu tions to the philosophical understanding of the exceedingly complex phenomenon that is modern technology. My thanks, once again, to the anonymous referees who do so much to maintain standards for the series. And thanks also to the secretaries - Mary Imperatore and Dorothy Milsom - in the Philosophy Department at the University of Delaware; their typing and retyping of the MSS, and especially notes and references, also contributes to keeping our standards high. PAUL T. DURBIN vii Paul T. Durbin (ed.), Philosophy ofT echnology, p. vii.

Science and Other Cultures
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 276

Science and Other Cultures

Robert Figueroa and Sandra Harding bring together a collection of essays by philosophers exploring an extensive range of diversity issues for the philosophy of science and technology.

Darwinism in Philosophy, Social Science and Policy
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 257

Darwinism in Philosophy, Social Science and Policy

A collection of essays by Alexander Rosenberg, the distinguished philosopher of science. The essays cover three broad areas related to Darwinian thought and naturalism: the first deals with the solution of philosophical problems such as reductionism, the second with the development of social theories, and the third with the intersection of evolutionary biology with economics, political philosophy, and public policy. Specific papers deal with naturalistic epistemology, the limits of reductionism, the biological justification of ethics, the so-called 'trolley problem' in moral philosophy, the political philosophy of biological endowments, and the Human Genome Project and its implications for policy. Rosenberg's important writings on a variety of issues are here organized into a coherent philosophical framework which promises to be a significant and controversial contribution to scholarship in many areas.

EPSA Philosophical Issues in the Sciences
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 332

EPSA Philosophical Issues in the Sciences

This volume collects papers presented at the Founding Conference of the European Philosophy of Science Association meeting, held November 2007. It provides an excellent overview of the state of the art in philosophy of science in different European countries.