Read Online or Download Scientific Rationality: The Sociological Turn (The Western Ontario Series in Philosophy of Science) (Volume 25) PDF

Best History Philosophy books

The Wellborn Science: Eugenics in Germany, France, Brazil, and Russia (Monographs on the History and Philosophy of Biology)

The 4 members to this quantity study the eugenics pursuits in Germany, France, Brazil, and the Soviet Union, and describe how geneticists and physicians participated within the improvement of guidelines in regards to the development of hereditary features in people. They research the medical parts of these courses and talk about the involvement of social, spiritual, and political forces that considerably altered the unique medical objectives.

Science vs. Religion: What Scientists Really Think

That the longstanding antagonism among technological know-how and faith is irreconcilable has been taken without any consideration. And within the wake of modern controversies over educating clever layout and the ethics of stem-cell study, the divide turns out as unbridgeable as ever. In technology vs. faith, Elaine Howard Ecklund investigates this unexamined assumption within the first systematic learn of what scientists truly imagine and suppose approximately faith.

The Man in the Monkeynut Coat: William Astbury and the Forgotten Road to the Double-Helix

Sir Isaac Newton as soon as declared that his momentous discoveries have been merely made because of having 'stood at the shoulders of giants'. an identical may additionally be stated of the scientists James Watson and Francis Crick. Their discovery of the constitution of DNA used to be, definitely, one of many largest clinical landmarks in historical past and, thank you principally to the good fortune of Watson's best-selling memoir 'The Double Helix', there might sound to be little new to assert approximately this tale.

Visual Cultures in Science and Technology: A Comparative History

This e-book bargains a huge, comparative survey of a booming box in the background of technological know-how: the historical past, new release, use, and serve as of pictures in medical perform. It explores each point of visuality in technology, arguing for the idea that of visible domain names. What makes a superb clinical photo? What cultural luggage is key to it?

Additional resources for Scientific Rationality: The Sociological Turn (The Western Ontario Series in Philosophy of Science) (Volume 25)

Show sample text content

Rated 4.89 of 5 – based on 33 votes