Making Science: Between Nature and Society By Stephen Cole

Author: Making Science, Between Nature, Society By, Stephen Cole

Date: 01.01.2011

ISBN: 0674543475

Pages: 304

Publisher: Ha[rva]rd Uni[ver]sity P[res]s 1992

Category: Study

Posted on 2012-03-14, by LionFar.


Making Science: Between Nature and Society By Stephen Cole

PUBLISHER: HA[RVA]RD UNI[VER]SITY P[RES]S 1992 | 304 PAGES | ISBN: 0674543475 | PDF |13.37 MB

The sociology of science is dominated today by relativists who boldly argue that the content of science is not influenced by evidence from the empirical world but is instead socially constructed in the laboratory. Making Science is the first serious critique by a sociologist of the social constructivist position.
Stephen Cole begins by making a distinction between two kinds of knowledge: the core, which consists of those contributions that have passed the test of evaluation and are universally accepted as true and important, and the research frontier, which is composed of all work in progress that is still under evaluation. Of the thousands of scientific contributions made each year, only a handful end up in the core. What distinguishes those that are successful?
Agreeing with the constructivists, Cole argues that there exists no set of rules that enables scientists to certify the validity of frontier knowledge. This knowledge is "underdetermined" by the evidence, and therefore social factors--such as professional characteristics and intellectual authority--can and do play a crucial role in its evaluation. But Cole parts company with the constructivists when he asserts that it is impossible to understand which frontier knowledge wins a place in the core without first considering the cognitive characteristics of the contributions. He concludes that although the focus of scientific research, the rate of advance, and indeed the everyday making of science are influenced by social variables and processes, the content of the core of science is constrained by nature. In Making Science, Cole shows how social variables and cognitive variables interact in the evaluation of frontier knowledge.


Download from

Sponsored High Speed Downloads
8290 dl's @ 2146 KB/s
Download Now [Full Version]
7975 dl's @ 3664 KB/s
Download Link 1 - Fast Download
8593 dl's @ 2173 KB/s
Download Mirror - Direct Download

Search More...
Making Science: Between Nature and Society By Stephen Cole

Search free ebooks in!

Download this book

No active download links here?
Please check the description for download links if any or do a search to find alternative books.

Related Books

  1. Ebooks list page : 17876
  2. 2012-03-14Making Science: Between Nature and Society
  3. 2022-12-22Between Nature and Society Biographies of Materials
  4. 2022-07-17CAUGHT BETWEEN WEALTH AND ROYALTY Download Free
  5. 2022-12-17Smil V Energy in Nature and Society General Energetics 2008
  6. 2022-08-02Grandpa, Tell Us About Phi, the Golden Number Explore the amazing connection between nature and math!
  7. 2022-07-28Interdisciplinary Research Diverse Approaches in Science, Technology, Health and Society
  8. 2021-12-29Corrosion Policy Decision Making Science, Engineering, Management, and Economy
  9. 2021-07-22Science Between Myth and History The Quest for Common Ground and Its Importance for Scientific Practice
  10. 2021-06-14Science Between Myth and History: The Quest for Common Ground and Its Importance for Scientific Practice
  11. 2021-03-25Pollinators and Pollination: Nature and Society
  12. 2021-02-23Pollinators and Pollination: Nature and Society
  13. 2021-02-08Pollinators and Pollination: Nature and Society
  14. 2021-01-21Pollinators and Pollination Nature and Society
  15. 2021-01-01Fascism and Democracy in the Human Mind A Bridge between Mind and Society
  16. 2020-08-25Rousseau Between Nature and Culture (Culture & Conflict)
  17. 2020-05-14Scientists' Expertise as Performance: Between State and Society, 1860–1960 (History and Philosophy of Technoscience)
  18. 2019-12-29Building New Bridges Between Business and Society: Recent Research and New Cases in CSR, Sustainability, Ethics and Governance (CSR, Sustainability, Ethics & Governance)
  19. 2019-07-17@(Precious) - Why You Should Read Between Riverside and Crazy by Stephen Adly Guirgis Online or Download [~MOBI ~EPUB ~PDF]
  20. 2018-12-05Catastrophes In Nature And Society Mathematical Modeling Of Complex Systems


No comments for "Making Science: Between Nature and Society By Stephen Cole".

    Add Your Comments
    1. Download links and password may be in the description section, read description carefully!
    2. Do a search to find mirrors if no download links or dead links.
    Back to Top