Scientific Practice and Ordinary Action - Ethnomethodology and Social Studies of Science

Author(s): Michael Lynch

Social Science | Science

Philosophers, historians, and sociologists of science have grown increasingly interested in the daily practices of scientists. Recent studies have drawn linkages between scientific innovations and more ordinary procedures, craft skills, and sources of sponsorship. These studies dispute the idea that science is the application of a unified method or the outgrowth of a progressive history of ideas. The central purpose of this book is to explore the possibility of an empirical approach to the epistemic contents of science that avoids the pitfalls of scientism and foundationalism.


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General Fields

  • : 9780521597425
  • : Cambridge University Press
  • : Cambridge University Press
  • : August 1997
  • : 2 Centimeters X 15.2 Centimeters X 22.9 Centimeters
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Michael Lynch
  • : Paperback
  • : English
  • : very good
  • : 356