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Michael Polanyi and His Generation - a book by Nye, Mary Jo

Michael Polanyi and His Generation

Origins of the Social Construction of Science

Michael Polanyi and His Generation( )
Author: Nye, Mary Jo
Publication Date:Jul 2013
Publisher:University of Chicago Press
Book Format:Paperback
List Price:USD $32.00
Book Description:

In Michael Polanyi and His Generation, Mary Jo Nye investigates the role that Michael Polanyi and several of his contemporaries played in the emergence of the social turn in the philosophy of science. This turn involved seeing science as a socially based enterprise that does not rely on empiricism and reason alone but on social communities, behavioral norms, and personal commitments. Nye argues that the roots of the social turn are to be found in the scientific culture and...
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