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.

See also my general-audience book, The Knowledge Machine, and my paper Science Is Irrational—and a Good Thing, Too

Published Work

Unpublished Paper