A House Built on Sand: Exposing Postmodernist Myths about Science



➾ [Download] ➾ A House Built on Sand: Exposing Postmodernist Myths about Science By Noretta Koertge ➳ – E17streets4all.co.uk Cultural critics say that science is politics by other means, arguing that the results of scientific inquiry are profoundly shaped by the ideological agendas of powerful elites They base their claims Cultural critics say that science is politics Built on Kindle Ñ by other means, arguing that the results of scientific inquiry are profoundly shaped by the ideological agendas of powerful elites They base their claims on historical case studies purporting to show the systematic intrusion of sexist, racist, capitalist, colonialist, and or professional interests into the very content of science In this hard hitting collection of essays, A House MOBI :ò contributors offer crisp and detailed critiques of case studies offered by the cultural critics as evidence that scientific results tell us about social context than they do about the natural world Pulling no punches, they identify numerous crude factual blunders eg that Newton never performed any experiments and egregious errors of omission, such as the attempt to explain the slow development of fluid dynamics House Built on MOBI ð solely in terms of gender bias Where there are positive aspects of a flawed account, or something to be learned from it, they do not hesitate to say so Their target is shoddy scholarship Comprising new essays by distinguished scholars of history, philosophy, and science, this book raises a lively debate to a new level of seriousness.A House Built on Sand: Exposing Postmodernist Myths about Science

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A House Built on Sand: Exposing Postmodernist Myths about
  • Paperback
  • 336 pages
  • A House Built on Sand: Exposing Postmodernist Myths about Science
  • Noretta Koertge
  • English
  • 15 August 2019
  • 0195117263

10 thoughts on “A House Built on Sand: Exposing Postmodernist Myths about Science

  1. says:

    As a university lecturer, I take academic dishonesty very seriously And while most instances of academic malfeasance involve plagiarism, there is, perhaps, aegregious sort of intellectual dishonesty the methodological ignorance of post modern science studies Noretta Koertge is one of those few philosophers of science who has not taken the post modern turn In this collection of essays from notable scientists and philosophers of science, the serious, academic fraud perpetrated by those w As a university lecturer, I take academic dishonesty very seriously And while most instances of academic malfeasance involve plagiarism, there is, perhaps, aegregious sort of intellectual dishonesty the methodological ignorance of post modern science studies Noretta Koertge is one of those few philosophers of science who has not taken the post modern turn In this collection of essays from notable scientists and philosophers of science, the serious, academic fraud perpetrated by those who engage in pomo Science Studies is laid bare Influential pomo critiques of science are scrutinized for their scientific accuracy, and shown wanting Embryology is patriarchal Not if you have read the scientific literature studies on the active role of the egg outnumber studies on spermthan 10 to 1 The scientific method is based on an elaborate rape metaphor Only if you believe that one, out of context and vaguely inappropriate 300 year old quote is sufficient evidence The contemporary mechanical sciences are inherently masculine and should be abandoned in favor of alchemy Only if you are a complete moron.Granted, society influences science on a great many ways For example, studies of female sexuality were hampered for centuries by sexism But, contra noted feminists such as Sandra Harding, the failure to study the importance of the clitoris in reproduction does not imply that quantum mechanics is also sexist Koertge shows us that contemporary proponents of Science Studies fail insofar as they lack the intellectual acumen sufficient to realize that science is not a lumbering monolithic beast intent on propagating a patriarchal society Koertge reminds us that there is value in sociological studies of the history of inquiry Yet, she shows us quite clearly that to misrepresent scientific claims, to fraudulently proffer an understanding of scientific theories, and to treat scientific research as yet another text to be decontructed, is a form of academic dishonesty far worse than any perceived sexism in 17th century physics

  2. says:

    Do you think that all ways of thinking are equally valid That science is just one way of knowing the world Do you consider science to be just our cultures creation story Noretta Koertge is here to explain why you are wrong.Her name is pronounced ker chee, and she is a woman so you can t dismiss her as just another tool of the colonial patriarchy sent here to oppress american graduate students.

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