A House Built on Sand: Exposing Postmodernist Myths About Science

OUP Usa (1998)
Cultural critics say that 'science is politics by other means,' arguing that the results of scientific inquiry are profoundly shaped by the ideological agendas of powerful elites. Physicist Alan Sokal recently poked fun at these claims, touching off a still-unabated torrent of heated discussion. This hard-hitting collection picks up where Sokal left off, offering crisp, detailed critiques of case studies presented by cultural critics as evidence that scientific results tell us more about social context than they do about the natural world. Comprising new essays by distinguished scholars of history, philosophy, and science , this book raises a lively debate to a new level of seriousness
Keywords Science   Science   Research   Science and state
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ISBN(s) 9780195117264   0195117255 (alk. paper)   9780195117257
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