Genesis and Development of a Scientific Fact download free [PDF and Ebook] by Ludwik Fleck

Genesis and Development of a Scientific Fact download free [PDF and Ebook] by Ludwik Fleck year 1981
  • Book name: Genesis and Development of a Scientific Fact
  • Author: Ludwik Fleck
  • Release date: 1981/6/19
  • Language: English
  • Genre or Collection: Science and Geography
  • ISBN: 9780226253251
  • Rating: 9.99 of 10
  • Votes: 530
  • Review by: Aadhya Lankford
  • Review rating: 8.8 of 10
  • Review Date: 2018/10/3
  • Total pages: 224
  • Includes a PDF summary of 25 pages
  • Description or summary of the book: Originally published in German in 1935, this monograph anticipated solutions to problems of scientific progress, the truth of scientific fact and the role of error in science now associated with the work of Thomas Kuhn and others. Arguing that every scientific concept and theory-including his own-is culturally conditioned, Fleck was appreciably ahead of his time. And as Kuhn observes in his foreword, 'Though much has occurred since its publication, it remains a brilliant and largely unexploited resource.' 'To many scientists just as to many historians and philosophers of science facts are things that simply are the case: they are discovered through properly passive observation of natural reality. To such views Fleck replies that facts are invented, not discovered. Moreover, the appearance of scientific facts as discovered things is itself a social construction, a made thing. A work of transparent brilliance, one of the most significant contributions toward a thoroughly sociological account of scientific knowledge.'-Steven Shapin, Science
  • Estimated reading time (average reader): 10H42M7S
  • Other categories, genre or collection: History Of Science, Philosophy Of Science, Science: General Issues
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  • Format: Paperback
  • Approximate value: 28.58 USD
  • Dimensions: 140x220x15.49mm
  • Weight: 283g
  • Printed by: University of Chicago Press
  • Published in: United States

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