"The most important and exciting recent development in the philosophy of science is its merging with the sociology of scientific knowledge. Here is the first text book to make this development available. It belongs as a second text in every course of philosophy of science, whether taught in a philosophy department, or as a part of the scientific method teaching in psychology, political science, sociology, economics, etc. While the title does not signal this, it also belongs in every sociology of science course." --Donald T. Campbell, Ph.D., Past President, American Psychological Association, Member, National Academy of Sciences, Division 53, Social and Political Sciences
About the Author
Steve Fuller, Ph.D., teaches in the Graduate Program in Science and Technology Studies at Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, and in the Communications Department at the University of Pittsburgh. He is the founding and executive editor of the journal, "Social Epistemology," and the author of three books including "Philosophy of Science and Its Discontents."