Marxism and Science Studies: A Sweep through the Decades

  title={Marxism and Science Studies: A Sweep through the Decades},
  author={Helena Sheehan},
  journal={International Studies in the Philosophy of Science},
  pages={197 - 210}
  • H. Sheehan
  • Published 1 July 2007
  • Art
  • International Studies in the Philosophy of Science
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