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Laboratory Life: The Construction of Scientific Facts

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This highly original work presents laboratory science in a deliberately skeptical way: as an anthropological approach to the culture of the scientist. Drawing on recent work in literary criticism, the authors study how the social world of the laboratory produces papers and other "texts,"' and how the scientific vision of reality becomes that set of statements considered, for the time being, too expensive to change. The book is based on field work done by Bruno Latour in Roger Guillemin's laboratory at the Salk Institute and provides an important link between the sociology of modern sciences and laboratory studies in the history of science.

Synopsis:

The construction of scientific facts.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780691028323
Editor:
Salk, Jonas
Author:
Salk, Jonas
Author:
LaTour, Bruno
Author:
Woolgar, Steve
Author:
Salk, Jonas
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
Location:
Princeton
Subject:
General science
Subject:
Biology
Subject:
Graphic Methods
Subject:
Research
Subject:
Graph theory
Subject:
Life Sciences - Biology - General
Subject:
Anthropology - General
Subject:
Biological Sciences.
Subject:
History of Science and Medicine, Philosophy of Science
Subject:
Anthropology
Subject:
Biology -- Research.
Subject:
Biology -- Methodology.
Subject:
Biology-General
Subject:
Biolog
Subject:
ical Sciences
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Publication Date:
September 1986
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
College/higher education:
Language:
English
Pages:
296
Dimensions:
8.43x5.47x.77 in. .76 lbs.

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