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Are Science and Mathematics Socially Constructed?

A Mathematician Encounters Postmodern Interpretations of Science

Are Science and Mathematics Socially Constructed? by Richard C Brown
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This book is a history, analysis, and criticism of what the author calls “postmodern interpretations of science” (PIS) and the closely related “sociology of scientific knowledge” (SSK). This movement traces its origin to Thomas Kuhn's revolutionary work, The Structure of Scientific Revolutions (1962), but is more extreme. It believes that science is a “social construction”, having little to do with nature, and is determined by contextual forces such as the race, class, gender of the scientist, laboratory politics, or the needs of the military industrial complex.
World Scientific Publishing Company; February 2009
336 pages; ISBN 9789814469777
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Title: Are Science and Mathematics Socially Constructed?
Author: Richard C Brown
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