So a long way the "Science Wars" have generated way more warmth than mild. warring parties from one or the opposite of what C. P. Snow famously referred to as "the cultures" (science as opposed to the humanities and arts) have introduced sour assaults yet have seldom engaged in confident discussion in regards to the vital matters. In The One Culture?, Jay A. Labinger and Harry Collins have accrued jointly the various world's most popular scientists and sociologists of technology to switch reviews and concepts instead of insults. The members locate staggering parts of huge contract in a real dialog approximately technological know-how, its legitimacy and authority as a method of knowing the realm, and even if technology reports undermines the perform and findings of technological know-how and scientists.

The One Culture? is geared up into 3 elements. the 1st comprises place papers written by way of scientists and sociologists of technology, that have been dispensed to the entire contributors. the second one offers commentaries on those papers, drawing out and discussing their critical topics and arguments. within the 3rd part, contributors reply to those opinions, delivering defenses, clarifications, and variations in their positions.

Who can legitimately discuss technological know-how? what's the right function of clinical wisdom? How should still scientists have interaction with the remainder of society in choice making? simply because technological know-how occupies the sort of vital place on the earth this day, such questions are extremely important. even though there are not any basic options, The One Culture? does convey the reader precisely what's at stake within the technological know-how Wars, and gives a worthwhile framework for the way to head approximately looking the solutions we so urgently need.

Contributors include:

Constance okay. Barsky, Jean Bricmont, Harry Collins, Peter expensive, Jane

Gregory, Jay A. Labinger, Michael Lynch, N. David Mermin, Steve

Miller, Trevor Pinch, Peter R. Saulson, Steven Shapin, Alan Sokal,

Steven Weinberg, Kenneth G. Wilson

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