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Political Epistemology

The Problem of Ideology in Science Studies

Authors: Omodeo, Pietro Daniel

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  • Introduces a new field of investigation in Science Studies
  • Opens up a novel political approach to epistemology
  • Complements historical epistemology with political theory
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This book is an investigation of the ideological dimensions of the disciplinary discourses on science in line with the scholarly tradition of historical epistemology. It offers a programmatic treatment of the political-epistemological problematic along three entangled lines of inquiry: socio-historical, epistemological and historiographical. The book aims for a meta-level integration of the existing scholarship on the social and cultural history of science in order to consider the ways in which struggles for hegemony have constantly informed scientific discourses. This problematic is of primary relevance for scholars in Science Studies, philosophers, historians and sociologists of science, but would also be relevant for anybody interested in scientific culture and political theory.

About the authors

Pietro Daniel Omodeo is a cultural historian of science and a professor of historical epistemology at the Department of Philosophy and Cultural Heritage, Ca’ Foscari University of Venice (Italy). He is the principal investigator of the ERC Consolidator research endeavor “Institutions and Metaphysics of Cosmology in the Epistemic Networks of Seventeenth-Century Europe” (Horizon 2020, GA 725883). Together with Jürgen Renn he authored the book Science in Court Society: Giovanni Battista Benedetti’s Diversarum speculationum mathematicarum et physicarum liber (Turin, 1585) (2019). His forthcoming books include the co-edited volume Cultural Hegemony in a Scientific World: Gramscian Concepts for the History of Science (with Massimiliano Badino) and Contingency and Natural Order in Early Modern Science (with Rodolfo Garau).


Table of contents (7 chapters)

Table of contents (7 chapters)
  • Introduction: Science, Ideology, Praxis

    Pages 1-11

    Omodeo, Pietro Daniel

  • Towards a Political Epistemology: Positioning Science Studies

    Pages 13-49

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  • The Logic of Science and Technology as a Developmental Tendency of Modernity

    Pages 51-68

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  • On Both Sides of the Iron Curtain: The Marxist Struggle for Cultural Hegemony and HPS for a ‘Free Society’

    Pages 69-95

    Omodeo, Pietro Daniel

  • Socio-political History of Science: From Structures to Hegemonies

    Pages 97-124

    Omodeo, Pietro Daniel

Buy this book

eBook $69.99
price for USA in USD (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-030-23120-0
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $89.99
price for USA in USD
  • ISBN 978-3-030-23119-4
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Political Epistemology
Book Subtitle
The Problem of Ideology in Science Studies
Authors
Copyright
2019
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-23120-0
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-23120-0
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-23119-4
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
VI, 160
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