Inventions in sociology : studies in science and society / Sal Restivo.

This book presents a collection of old and new essays exploring the author's unique contributions to the sociology of science, mathematics, logic, robotics, brain, and god. Known for his defense of a strong social constructionist approach to the hard problems in the sociology of science, the po...

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Main Author: Restivo, Sal P.
Format: eBook
Published: Singapore : Palgrave Macmillan, 2022.
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Table of Contents:
  • 1. Paradigms and Programmes
  • 2. Give Me a Laboratory and I Will Rewrite Science
  • 3. Inside a Scientific Laboratory: An Ethnography of Scientific Practice
  • 4. The Invention of Science: An Orientalist Perspective
  • 5. The Sociology of Objectivity
  • 6. Social Construction: The Fundamental Theorem
  • 7. Wild Men and Winnowers: Donald T. Campbell
  • 8. Cavaliers And Pointillists: Steve Woolgar
  • 9. Surely, You're Joking, Bruno Latour?
  • 10. Science East & West: Joseph Needham
  • 11. Dangerous Abstractions: STS and The Unabomber
  • 12. The Yin And Yang Of Scientific Practice: Philosophers and Sociologists
  • 13. Requiem for Plato: The Sociology of Mathematics
  • 14. Your Social Brain: Searching for Mind and Consciousness in John Wayne's America
  • 15. Romancing & Dancing with Robots
  • 16. Sustainable Journeys: Daedalus, Icarus, Tantalus and The Future of Science and the World
  • 17. Post-Truthism: An Era or an Intellectual Strategy?
  • 18. Conclusion: Paradigm For The Sociology of Knowledge.
  • Includes bibliographical references and index.