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Sociology, Science, and the End of Philosophy

How Society Shapes Brains, Gods, Maths, and Logics

Authors: Restivo, Sal

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  • Offers a genealogical analysis of scientific and mathematical thinkingAssesses the social ramifications which occur when we consider epistemology 
  • Draws on a wide range of disciplines: philosophy, technology, history of science, psychology
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This book offers a unique analysis of how ideas about science and technology in the public and scientific imaginations (in particular about maths, logic, the gene, the brain, god, and robots) perpetuate the false reality that values and politics are separate from scientific knowledge and its applications. These ideas are reinforced by cultural myths about free will and individualism. Restivo makes a compelling case for a synchronistic approach in the study of these notoriously 'hard' cases, arguing that their significance reaches far beyond the realms of science and technology, and that their sociological and political ramifications are of paramount importance in our global society. This innovative work deals with perennial problems in the social sciences, philosophy, and the history of science and religion, and will be of special interest to professionals in these fields, as well as scholars of science and technology studies.

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Sal Restivo is Adjunct Professor of Technology, Culture and Society at NYU Tandon School of Engineering, USA and former Professor of Sociology, Science, and Information Technology at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, USA.

Table of contents (9 chapters)

Table of contents (9 chapters)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Sociology, Science, and the End of Philosophy
Book Subtitle
How Society Shapes Brains, Gods, Maths, and Logics
Authors
Copyright
2017
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-1-349-95160-4
DOI
10.1057/978-1-349-95160-4
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-349-95159-8
Softcover ISBN
978-1-349-95746-0
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIII, 370
Number of Illustrations
1 b/w illustrations
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