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The Tangle of Science

Reliability Beyond Method, Rigour, and Objectivity

Ann C. Thresher & Eleonora Montuschi & Matthew Soleiman & Nancy Cartwright & Jeremy Hardie

The Tangle of Science

The Tangle of Science

Reliability Beyond Method, Rigour, and Objectivity

The Tangle of Science

 

The Tangle of Science argues that the scientific method, rigour, and objectivity are insufficient to guarantee reliability. It shows how reliable science is underpinned by a vast network of other scientific products, brings into focus neglected areas of science, and emphasizes how every product works together to support results we can trust.


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Beschrijving The Tangle of Science

Science is remarkably reliable. It puts people on the moon, performs laser eye surgery, tells us about ancient civilizations and species, and predicts the future of our climate. What underwrites this reliability? This book argues that the standard answers—the scientific method, rigour, and objectivity—are insufficient for the job.

Here we propose a new model of science which places its products front and centre. In The Tangle of Science we show how any reliable piece of science is underpinned by a vast, diverse, and thick network of other scientific products. In doing so we bring back into focus areas of science that have been long neglected, emphasizing how every product, from the screws that hold the space shuttle together, to ways of measuring the consumer price index, to Einstein's theory of general
relativity, work together to support results we can trust.


ISBN
9780198866343
Pagina's
256
Verschijnt
NUR
910
Druk
1
Uitvoering
Hardback
Taal
Engels
Uitgever
OUP Oxford

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