"An interesting and important book by the one of the most important philosophers engaged in the debates about the rational and the social in science."--K. Brad Wray, Philosophy in Review
From the Inside Flap
"This is the first compelling diagnosis of what has gone awry in the raging 'science wars.' Rising above both sides to see what each can contribute, it presents a powerful constructive account of how to overcome the dichotomy between those who see science as rational and those who see it as the product of social forces. It offers a novel account of knowledge that accommodates the concerns of both philosophers and sociologists. Finally, it contributes to the development of pluralistic theories of science by demonstrating the varieties of pluralism exhibited by actual instances of scientific theorizing."--Elizabeth Anderson, University of Michigan --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.