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- Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 48.95
This book opens up a new route to the study of knowledge dynamics and the sociology of knowledge. The focus is on the role of metaphors as powerful catalysts, and the book dissects their role in the construction of theories of knowledge. It is of vital interest to social and cognitive scientists alike. more...
- Springer Netherlands 2006; US$ 82.78
This collection of essays explores the interface between science and politics using the instruments of social studies of science, and provides new insights into their re-alignment under a new régime of governance that requires participation and accountability. more...
- Palgrave Macmillan 2007; US$ 115.00
The neurosciences propose that the concept of will is scientifically untenable - it is our brain rather than our 'self' that controls our choices. Yet we seem to be confronted with increasing free choice in all areas of life. Using up-to-date empirical research in the social sciences and philosophy, this volume addresses the seeming contradiction. more...
- Wiley 2016; US$ 95.33
“A comprehensive, insightful treatment of the reproducibility challenges facing science today and of ways in which the scientific community can address them.” - Kathleen Hall Jamieson, Elizabeth Ware Packard Professor of Communication, University of Pennsylvania “How... more...
- Springer Netherlands 2009; US$ 161.26
A multiplicity of stakeholders have begun to analyze the implications of nanotechnology. In the course of these efforts, a social phenomenon has emerged, one defined in this book as assessment regime, which explores and critically analyses this regime. more...
- Springer Fachmedien Wiesbaden 2012; US$ 18.06
Kann Wissenschaft ein Gegenstand nicht nur für Erkenntniskritik und historische Analyse, sondern auch für die Soziologie sein? Lange hieß es: nein! Spätestens mit Robert K. Merton ändert sich dies: Seither beschäftigt sich eine Wissenschaftssoziologie mit der Frage, wie die Produktion, Verbreitung und Geltung gesicherten Wissens möglich sind. Das... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 47.95
Representing a wide range of disciplines -- biology, sociology, anthropology, economics, human ethology, psychology, primatology, history, and philosophy of science -- the contributors to this book recently spent a complete academic year at the Center for Interdisciplinary Research (ZiF) discussing a plethora of new insights in reference to human cultural... more...