Science Studies

LIT 622

Key texts and crucial issues in contemporary history, sociology, and philosophy of science—or, as the assemblage is sometimes called, 'science studies.' Focus on theoretical and methodological problems leading to a critiques of classical conceptions of knowledge and scientific truth, method, objectivity, and progress, and b the development of alternative conceptions of the construction and stabilization of knowledge and the relations between scientific and cultural practices. Readings include L. Fleck, K. Popper, P. Feyerabend, T. Kuhn, S. Shapin and S. Schaffer, and B. Latour
Curriculum Codes
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  • ALP
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