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Scandalous Knowledge: Science, Truth and the Human

Barbara Herrnstein Smith

Abstract

This book contextualizes, explains and defends the radically new ways of understanding science, truth and knowledge associated with constructivist epistemology and contemporary science studies and offers related perspectives on a set of significant current intellectual issues. Early chapters present an overview of the conceptual and empirical problems that led to twentieth-century critiques of traditional realist-rationalist epistemology and logical-empiricist philosophy of science and provide detailed discussions of the alternative accounts of knowledge and science offered by such influential ... More

Keywords: epistemology, truth, knowledge, science, constructivism, science studies, relativism, Two Cultures, science wars, evolutionary psychology, human-animal relations

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2006 Print ISBN-13: 9780748620234
Published to Edinburgh Scholarship Online: September 2012 DOI:10.3366/edinburgh/9780748620234.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Barbara Herrnstein Smith, author