The Construction of the Paranormal: Nothing Unscientific is Happening

  title={The Construction of the Paranormal: Nothing Unscientific is Happening},
  author={H. Collins and T. Pinch},
  journal={The Sociological Review},
  pages={237 - 270}
  • H. Collins, T. Pinch
  • Published 1979
  • Sociology
  • The Sociological Review
  • RECENT studies have exposed the social components involved in the assessment of the validity of scientific findings, a process normally thought of as being in some way immune to social forces. This programme has developed from the work of Wittgenstein I through the 'Copernican Revolution' in the history and philosophy of science, associated with the writing of Kuhn, Lakatos, Feyerabend, and Lakatos and Musgrave," to an explicitly relativistic sociologyof science, as argued, for instance, by… CONTINUE READING
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