Breaking the Waves in Science Studies

@article{Jasanoff2003BreakingTW,
  title={Breaking the Waves in Science Studies},
  author={Sheila Jasanoff},
  journal={Social Studies of Science},
  year={2003},
  volume={33},
  pages={389 - 400}
}
  • S. Jasanoff
  • Published 1 June 2003
  • Education
  • Social Studies of Science
The human mind finds threesomes reassuring. Perhaps it has to do with the lateral symmetry of our bodies: right, left, and center. Three, at any rate, is a favorite structuring principle in art and argument. Triptych and trilogy. Thesis, antithesis, synthesis. Wide pendulum swings modulating to a restful mid-point. To Harry Collins' credit, his threesomes have not always aimed for the comfort of the happy middle. In 1981, when he announced the three-stage 'empirical programme of relativism… 

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