The Sociology of Science

belated acknowledgement of his longstanding rank as dean of American sociologists, while Dorothy Swaine Thomas (not to become his wife until seven years later) was subject to the double jeopardy of being a woman of sociological science ...

The Sociology of Science

"The exploration of the social conditions that facilitate or retard the search for scientific knowledge has been the major theme of Robert K. Merton's work for forty years. This collection of papers [is] a fascinating overview of this sustained inquiry. . . . There are very few other books in sociology . . . with such meticulous scholarship, or so elegant a style. This collection of papers is, and is likely to remain for a long time, one of the most important books in sociology."—Joseph Ben-David, New York Times Book Review "The novelty of the approach, the erudition and elegance, and the unusual breadth of vision make this volume one of the most important contributions to sociology in general and to the sociology of science in particular. . . . Merton's Sociology of Science is a magisterial summary of the field."—Yehuda Elkana, American Journal of Sociology "Merton's work provides a rich feast for any scientist concerned for a genuine understanding of his own professional self. And Merton's industry, integrity, and humility are permanent witnesses to that ethos which he has done so much to define and support."—J. R. Ravetz, American Scientist "The essays not only exhibit a diverse and penetrating analysis and a deal of historical and contemporary examples, with concrete numerical data, but also make genuinely good reading because of the wit, the liveliness and the rich learning with which Merton writes."—Philip Morrison, Scientific American "Merton's impact on sociology as a whole has been large, and his impact on the sociology of science has been so momentous that the title of the book is apt, because Merton's writings represent modern sociology of science more than any other single writer."—Richard McClintock, Contemporary Sociology

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The Sociology of Science
Language: en
Pages: 605
Authors: Robert K. Merton
Categories: Social Science
Type: BOOK - Published: 1973 - Publisher: University of Chicago Press

"The exploration of the social conditions that facilitate or retard the search for scientific knowledge has been the major theme of Robert K. Merton's work for forty years. This collection of papers [is] a fascinating overview of this sustained inquiry. . . . There are very few other books in
The Problem of Relativism in the Sociology of (Scientific) Knowledge
Language: en
Pages: 235
Authors: Richard Schantz, Markus Seidel
Categories: Philosophy
Type: BOOK - Published: 2013-05-02 - Publisher: Walter de Gruyter

This volume comprises original articles by leading authors – from philosophy as well as sociology – in the debate around relativism in the sociology of (scientific) knowledge. Its aim has been to bring together several threads from the relevant disciplines and to cover the discussion from historical and systematic points
Science and the Sociology of Knowledge (RLE Social Theory)
Language: en
Pages: 142
Authors: Michael Mulkay
Categories: Social Science
Type: BOOK - Published: 2014-08-07 - Publisher: Routledge

How far is scientific knowledge a product of social life? In addressing this question, the major contributors to the sociology of knowledge have agreed that the conclusions of science are dependent on social action only in a very special and limited sense. In Science and the Sociology of Knowledge Michael
The Sociology of Postmarxism
Language: en
Pages: 160
Authors: Richard Howson
Categories: Political Science
Type: BOOK - Published: 2017-05-18 - Publisher: Routledge

Postmarxism is often depicted as a point of intersection for a set of inter-disciplinary theories that are in themselves complex and dense. Bringing the postmarxist theory of Ernesto Laclau into the field of political sociology through a close reading and analysis of postmarxism and its relationship to ‘the social’, A
The Sociology of Political Praxis (RLE: Gramsci)
Language: en
Pages: 266
Authors: Leonardo Salamini
Categories: Political Science
Type: BOOK - Published: 2014-04-24 - Publisher: Routledge

This volume analyses the philosophical nature of Gramsci’s Marxism and its Hegelian source, the radical critique of the economistic tradition and the original analyses of the role of superstructures, ideology, consciousness and subjectivity in the revolutionary process. It relates the central themes of Gramsci’s writings, such as hegemony, ‘historical blocs’,