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Science in action: how to follow scientists and engineers through society

Author: Latour, Bruno Publisher: Harvard University Press, 1987.Language: EnglishDescription: 274 p. : Graphs/Ill. ; 23 cm.ISBN: 0674792912Type of document: BookBibliography/Index: Includes bibliographical references and index
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Includes bibliographical references and index


Science in Action How to Follow Scientists and Engineers Through Society Contents Acknowledgements Introduction Opening Pandora's Black Box PART I viii 1 21 FROM WEAKER TO STRONGER RHETORIC Chapter 1 Literature Part A: Controversies. Part B: When controversies flare up the literature becomes technical. Part C: Writing texts that withstand the assaults of a hostile environment. Conclusion: Numbers, more numbers Laboratories Part A: From texts to things: A showdown. Part B: Building up counter-laboratories. Part C: Appealing (to) nature FROM WEAK POINTS TO STRONGHOLDS Chapter 2 63 PART II Chapter 3 Machines 103 Introduction: The quandary of the fact-builder. Part A: Translating interests. Part B: Keeping the interested groups in line. Part C: The model of diffusion versus the model of translation Insiders Out Part A: Interesting others in the laboratories. Part B: Counting allies and resources FROM SHORT TO LONGER NETWORKS Chapter 4 145 PART III 177 179 Chapter 5 Tribunals of Reason Part A: The trials of rationality. Part B: Sociologics. Part C: Who needs hard facts? Centres of calculation Prologue: The domestication of the savage mind. Part A: Action at a distance. Part B: Centres of calculation. Part C: Metrologies Chapter 6 215 Appendix 1 Rules of Method Appendix 2 Principles Notes References Index 258 259 260 266 271

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