No Other Gods: On Science and American Social Thought

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JHU Press, Mar 18, 1997 - Science - 311 pages
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In its original edition, No Other Gods offered a pioneering and influential examination of the ways in which social institutions and values shaped American scientific practice and thought. In this revised and expanded edition, Rosenberg directs our attention to the dilemma posed by the social study of science: How can we reconcile the scientist's understanding of science as a quest for truth and knowledge with the historian's conviction that all knowledge bears the marks of the culture which gave it birth?

  

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Contents

Science Society and Social Thought
1
Heredity Disease
25
Biological Views of Women
54
Charles Benedict Davenport and
89
Nervousness
98
Some
109
The Scientist
123
Science and Social Values
135
Science Technology and Economic
153
Politics and
173
The Social Environment of Scientific
211
Woods or Trees? Ideas and Actors
240
Notes
247
Index
307
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Charles E. Rosenberg is the Janice and Julian Bers Professor of the History and Sociology of Science at the University of Pennsylvania and the author of numerous books, including The Cholera Years and The Care of Strangers. He was recently honored with the History of Science Society's Sarton Medal, its most prestigious award.

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