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  1. Duhem, Quine, Wittgenstein and the Sociology of Scientific Knowledge: Continuity of Self-Legitimation?Dominique Raynaud - 2003 - Epistemologia 26 (1):133-160.
    Contemporary sociology of scientific knowledge (SSK) is defined by its relativist trend. Its programme often calls for the support of philosophers, such as Duhem, Quine, and Wittgenstein. A critical re-reading of key texts shows that the main principles of relativism are only derivable with difficulty. The thesis of the underdetermination of theory doesn't forbid that Duhem, in many places, validates a correspondence-consistency theory of truth. He never said that social beliefs and interests fill the lack of underdetermination. Quine's idea of (...)
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  • De l'intersubjectivité à l'interinstrumentalité. L'exemple de la physique des surfaces.Catherine Allamel-Raffin - 2005 - Philosophia Scientiae 9 (1):3-31.
    Our aim in this article is to show how a strategy used in the experimental sciences, strategy that we named “inter-instrumentation”, can minimize the role of micro and macro-sociological factors when one tries to understand how the debates about the interpretation of the data come to an end. To defend our point of view, we will present two examples: an historical example – the invention, of the Scanning Tunneling Microscope – and an example collected during an ethnographic study in a (...)
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  • Polywater, Sociology of an Artifact.Georges Benguigui - 1993 - Social Science Information 32 (4):643-667.