Scientific knowledge and sociological theory

  title={Scientific knowledge and sociological theory},
  author={Roderick Martin},
Scientific Knowledge and Sociological Theory.By Barry Barnes. Pp.x + 192. (Routledge and Kegan Paul: London, December 1974.) £3.95 cloth: £1.95 paper. 
The Critique of Science Becomes Academic
The author uses personal experiences to introduce the view that the critique of science, on entering the academy in the form of the sociology of scientific knowledge, has become increasingly remoteExpand
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How the Law Thinks: Toward a Constructivist Epistemology of Law
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A Social View of Technical Writing
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Styles of Sociological Thought: Sociologies, Epistemologies, and the Mexican and U.S. Quests for Truth*
Both U.S. and Mexican sociologies allege that they are in the business of making true scientific knowledge claims about the social world. Conventional conceptions of science notwithstanding, IExpand
Two Sociologies of Science in Search of Truth: Bourdieu Versus Latour
The sociology of science seeks to theorize the social conditioning of science. This theorizing seems to undermine the validity of scientific knowledge and lead to relativism. Bourdieu and Latour bothExpand
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  • E. Manier
  • Sociology
  • PSA: Proceedings of the Biennial Meeting of the Philosophy of Science Association
  • 1980
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