Knowledge and Social Imagery
The first edition of this book profoundly challenged and divided students of philosophy, sociology, and the history of science when it was published in 1976. In this second edition, Bloor responds in a substantial new Afterword to the heated debates engendered by his book.
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SENSEEXPERIENCE MATERIALISM AND TRUTH
SOURCES OF RESISTANCE TO THE STRONG PROGRAMME
A CASE STUDY
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