David Bourget (Western Ontario)
David Chalmers (ANU, NYU)
Rafael De Clercq
Jack Alan Reynolds
Learn more about PhilPapers
Episteme 1 (3):249-255 (2004)
Sergio Sismondo's “Boundary Work and the Science Wars” nicely exemplifies a hotly debated central issue. One side, let me call them the rationalists, tries to explain episodes in the history of science in terms of reason. They claim that scientists, past and present, believe what they do because of the evidence that they have at the time. The other side, following Sismondo, let me call them STSers , claim that social and other non-cognitive factors are the frequent causes of belief. This disagreement naturally leads to a meta-level debate. Rationalists, such as myself, try to give reasons for believing the STSers are wrong-headed in their approach. And Sismondo replies with the claim that whether I realize it or not I am really doing boundary work – an explanation of my activity in terms of social factors
|Keywords||No keywords specified (fix it)|
|Categories||categorize this paper)|
Setup an account with your affiliations in order to access resources via your University's proxy server
Configure custom proxy (use this if your affiliation does not provide a proxy)
|Through your library|
References found in this work BETA
David Bloor (1991). Knowledge and Social Imagery. University of Chicago Press.
James Robert Brown (2004). Money, Method and Medical Research. Episteme 1 (1):49-59.
James Robert Brown (2001). Who Rules in Science?: An Opinionated Guide to the Wars. Harvard University Press.
Paul Forman (1971). Weimar Culture, Causality, and Quantum Theory, 1918-1927: Adaptation by German Physicists and Mathematicians to a Hostile Intellectual Environment. [REVIEW] Historical Studies in the Physical Sciences 3 (1).
Bruno Latour & Steven Woolgar (1986). Laboratory Life; The Construction of Scientific Facts. Princeton University Press.
Citations of this work BETA
No citations found.
Similar books and articles
Ian Adams (1989). The Logic of Political Belief: A Philosophical Analysis of Ideology. Barnes & Noble Books.
Marc W. Steinberg (1993). Rethinking Ideology: A Dialogue with Fine and Sandstrom From a Dialogic Perspective. Sociological Theory 11 (3):314-320.
Raymond Boudon (1989). The Analysis of Ideology. University of Chicago Press.
Michael Freeden (2003). Ideology: A Very Short Introduction. Oxford University Press.
Sergio Sismondo (2004). Boundary Work and the Science Wars: James Robert Brown's Who Rules in Science? Episteme 1 (3):235-248.
Gayil Talshir (2005). The Phoenix of Ideology. Critical Review of International Social and Political Philosophy 8 (2):107-124.
Grace M. Jantzen (2001). What Price Neutrality? A Reply to Paul Helm. Religious Studies 37 (1):87-92.
Added to index2010-07-11
Total downloads11 ( #201,792 of 1,699,805 )
Recent downloads (6 months)1 ( #362,609 of 1,699,805 )
How can I increase my downloads?