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The Resource Real science : what it is, and what it means, John Ziman

Real science : what it is, and what it means, John Ziman

Label
Real science : what it is, and what it means
Title
Real science
Title remainder
what it is, and what it means
Statement of responsibility
John Ziman
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Scientists and 'anti-scientists' alike need a more realistic image of science. The traditional mode of research, academic science, is not just a 'method': it is a distinctive culture, whose members win esteem and employment by making public their findings. Fierce competition for credibility is strictly regulated by established practices such as peer review. Highly specialized international communities of independent experts form spontaneously and generate the type of knowledge we call 'scientific' - systematic, theoretical, empirically tested, quantitative, and so on. Ziman shows that these familiar 'philosophical' features of scientific knowledge are inseparable from the ordinary cognitive capabilities and peculiar social relationships of its producers. This wide angled close-up of the natural and human sciences recognizes their unique value, whilst revealing the limits of their rationality, reliability and universal applicability. It also shows how, for better or worse, the new 'post-academic' research culture of teamwork, accountability, etc. is changing these supposedly eternal philosophical characteristics."--Jacket
Member of
Cataloging source
N$T
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1925-2005
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Ziman, J. M.
Dewey number
501
Index
index present
LC call number
Q175
LC item number
.Z547 2000eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Science
  • Science
  • Science
  • Philosophy
  • Wissen
  • SCIENCE
  • Science
  • Science
  • Wissenschaft
  • Wissenschaftstheorie
  • Exacte wetenschappen
  • Methodologie
  • Philosophie des sciences
  • Sciences
  • Sciences
  • Wissen
Label
Real science : what it is, and what it means, John Ziman
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 356-383) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
A peculiar institution -- Basically, it's purely academic -- Adademic science -- New modes of knowledge production -- Community and communication -- Universalism and unification -- Disinterestedness and objectivity -- Originality and novelty -- Scepticism and the growth of knowledge -- What, then, can we believe?
Control code
51008238
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xii, 399 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780521893107
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
ebl143917
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)51008238
Label
Real science : what it is, and what it means, John Ziman
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 356-383) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
A peculiar institution -- Basically, it's purely academic -- Adademic science -- New modes of knowledge production -- Community and communication -- Universalism and unification -- Disinterestedness and objectivity -- Originality and novelty -- Scepticism and the growth of knowledge -- What, then, can we believe?
Control code
51008238
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xii, 399 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780521893107
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
ebl143917
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)51008238

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