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The Disunity of Science: Boundaries, Contexts, and Power

Edited By: Peter Galison and David J Stump

508 pages, 16 illus

Stanford University Press

Paperback | Dec 1995 | #50887 | ISBN: 0804725624
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Hardback | Dec 1995 | #50889 | ISBN: 0804724369
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Examination of this important theoretical question.


Contributors; Introduction: the context of disunity; Part I. Boundaries: 1. The disunities of the sciences Ian Hacking; 2. Styles of reasoning, conceptual history, and the emergence of psychiatry Arnold I. Davidson; 3. Metaphysical disorder and scientific disunity John Dupre; 4. Computer simulations and th e trading zone Peter Galison; 5. The unity of science: carnap. neurath, and beyond Richard Creath; 6. Talking metaphysical turkey about epistemological chicken, and the poop on pidgins Steve Fuller; Part II. Contexts: 7. From relativism to contingetism Mario Biagioli; 8. Contextualizing the canon Simon Schaffer; 9. Science made up: constructivist sociology of scientific knowledge Arthur Fine; 10. From epistemology and metaphysics to concrete connections David J. Stump; 11. The care of the self and blind variation: the disunity of two leading sciences Karim Knorr Cetina; 12. The constitution of archaelogical evidence: gender politics and science Alison Wym; Part III. Power: 13. Otto neurath: politics and the unity of science Jordi Cat, Nancy Cartwright, and Hasok Chang; 14. The naturalized history museum Timothy Lenon and Cheryl Lynn Ross; 15. Beyond epistemic sovereignty Joseph Rouse; 16. The dilemma of scientific subjectivity in postvital culture Evelyn Fox Keller; 17. Modest witness: feminist diffractions in science studies Donna J. Haraway; 18. Afterword: new directions in the philosophy of science studies David J. Stump; Notes; Select bibliography; Index.

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