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Golinski, Jan
Making natural knowledge : constructivism and the history of science / Jan Golinski
Alternate Title Constructivism and the history of science
Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, c1998
book jacket
Location Call Number Status
 4th Floor  Q125 .G63 1998    AVAILABLE
Subject(s) Science -- History
Science -- Historiography
Constructivism (Philosophy)
Physical Description xiv, 236 p. : ill. ; 24 cm
Note Includes bibliographical references (p. 207-227) and index
Review "In Making Natural Knowledge: Constructivism and the History of Science, Jan Golinski reviews recent writing on the history of science and shows how it has been dramatically reshaped by a new understanding of science itself. In the last few years, scientific knowledge has come to be seen as a product of human culture, an approach that has challenged the tradition of the history of science as a story of steady and autonomous progress. Golinski has written a sympathetic but critical survey of this exciting field of research, at a level that can be appreciated by students or anyone else who wants in introduction to contemporary thinking in the development of the sciences."--Jacket
NOTE Gift from an anonymous donor, 2010
Series Cambridge history of science

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