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The fate of knowledge, Helen E. Longino

Label
The fate of knowledge
Title
The fate of knowledge
Statement of responsibility
Helen E. Longino
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Helen Longino seeks to break the current deadlock in the ongoing wars between philosophers of science and sociologists of science--academic battles founded on disagreement about the role of social forces in constructing scientific knowledge. While many philosophers of science downplay social forces, claiming that scientific knowledge is best considered as a product of cognitive processes, sociologists tend to argue that numerous noncognitive factors influence what scientists learn, how they package it, and how readily it is accepted. Underlying this disagreement, however, is a common assumption that social forces are a source of bias and irrationality. Longino challenges this assumption, arguing that social interaction actually assists us in securing firm, rationally based knowledge. This important insight allows her to develop a durable and novel account of scientific knowledge that integrates the social and cognitive. Longino begins with a detailed discussion of a wide range of contemporary thinkers who write on scientific knowledge, clarifying the philosophical points at issue. She then critically analyzes the dichotomous understanding of the rational and the social that characterizes both sides of the science studies stalemate and the social account that she sees as necessary for an epistemology of science that includes the full spectrum of cognitive processes. Throughout, her account is responsive both to the normative uses of the term knowledge and to the social conditions in which scientific knowledge is produced. Building on ideas first advanced in her influential book Science as Social Knowledge, Longino brings her account into dialogue with current work in social epistemology and science studies and shows how her critical social approach can help solve a variety of stubborn problems. While the book focuses on epistemological concerns related to the sociality of inquiry, Longino also takes up its implications for scientific pluralism. The social approach, she concludes, best allows us to retain a meaningful concept of knowledge in the face of theoretical plurality and uncertainty
Action
digitized
Cataloging source
OCLCE
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Longino, Helen E
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Knowledge, Sociology of
  • Sociologie de la connaissance
  • Knowledge, Sociology of
  • Kennissociologie
  • Erkenntnistheorie
  • Wissenssoziologie
  • Sociologie de la connaissance
  • Sociologie des sciences
  • Cognition
  • Épistémologie
  • PHILOSOPHY / Epistemology
Label
The fate of knowledge, Helen E. Longino
Instantiates
Publication
Antecedent source
file reproduced from original
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 215-225) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
black and white
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Introduction: The Rational-Social Dichotomy
  • Taking Social Studies of Science Seriously
  • The Philosophers Respond
  • Disassembling the Rational-Social Dichotomy
  • Socializing Cognition
  • Socializing Knowledge
  • Clarifications and Responses
  • Pluralism and Local Epistemologies
Control code
ocn988774409
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (x, 233 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780691187013
Level of compression
  • lossless
  • lossy
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctv2tvx5w
Reformatting quality
  • preservation
  • access
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)988774409
System details
Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Label
The fate of knowledge, Helen E. Longino
Publication
Antecedent source
file reproduced from original
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 215-225) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
black and white
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Introduction: The Rational-Social Dichotomy
  • Taking Social Studies of Science Seriously
  • The Philosophers Respond
  • Disassembling the Rational-Social Dichotomy
  • Socializing Cognition
  • Socializing Knowledge
  • Clarifications and Responses
  • Pluralism and Local Epistemologies
Control code
ocn988774409
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (x, 233 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780691187013
Level of compression
  • lossless
  • lossy
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctv2tvx5w
Reformatting quality
  • preservation
  • access
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)988774409
System details
Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.

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