The Scientific Life: A Moral History of a Late Modern Vocation (BOK)

Steven Shapin

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Who are scientists? What kind of people are they? What capacities and virtues are thought to stand behind their considerable authority? "The Scientific Life" is historian Steven Shapin's story about who scientists are, who we think they are, and why our sensibilities about such things matter. From the early twentieth-century origins of corporate research laboratories to the high-flying scientific entrepreneurship of the present, Shapin argues that the radical uncertainties of much contemporary science have made personal virtues more central to its practice than ever before, and he also reveals how radically novel aspects of late modern science have unexpectedly deep historical roots. His elegantly conceived history of the scientific career and character ultimately encourages us to reconsider the very nature of the technical and moral worlds in which we now live.

Produktfakta

Språk Engelsk Engelsk Innbinding Innbundet
Utgitt 2008 Forfatter Steven Shapin
Forlag
University of Chicago Press
ISBN 9780226750248
Antall sider 486 Dimensjoner 9cm x 6cm x 3,5cm
Vekt 798 gram Leverandør Bertram Trading Ltd
Emner og form Science: general issues