Science and the sociology of knowledge

  title={Science and the sociology of knowledge},
  author={M. Mulkay},
  • M. Mulkay
  • Published 1979
  • Political Science, Sociology
The major contributors to the sociology of knowledge have agreed that the conclusions of science depend on social action only in a very limited sense. This view is examined critically and it is argued that scientific knowledge should be included fully within the scope of sociological analysis. The production of scientific knowledge is depicted as a process of negotiation, the outcome of which depends on participants' use of resources which are both technical and social. It is shown how cultural… Expand
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