The mangle of practice : time, agency, and science

  title={The mangle of practice : time, agency, and science},
  author={Andrew Pickering},
  journal={Contemporary Sociology},
  • A. Pickering
  • Published 1 July 1997
  • Sociology
  • Contemporary Sociology
This text offers an understanding of the nature of scientific, mathematical and engineering practice, and the production of scientific knowledge. The author presents an approach to the unpredictable nature of change in science, taking into account the number of factors - social, technological, conceptual and natural - that interact to affect the creation of scientific knowledge. In his view, machines, instruments, facts, theories, conceptual and mathematical structures, disciplined practices… 

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