The Social Structure of Science
In what way does the social structure of science serve to advance, or to retard, the pursuit of scientific knowledge? My interest in this and similar questions was sparked when I taught chapter 8 of Philip Kitcher's The Advancement of Science in a class on confirmation theory.
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