Comments: 1995. 1st Edition. Paperback. This work employs detailed historical narrative to argue about the establishment of factual knowledge both in science and in everyday practice. Accounts of gentlemen-philosophers are used to illustrate the study's claim that trust is imperative for constituting every kind of knowledge. Series: Science & Its Conceptual Foundations S. Num Pages: 516 pages, 12 halftones, 2 line drawings. BIC Classification: JFCX; JHM; PDA; PDX. Category: (P) Professional & Vocational; (UP) Postgra
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Publication Date: 1995
Publisher: Univ of Chicago Pr
"Shapin's thesis is lucidly expounded in prose which is remarkably fluent, sometimes almost garrulous. His manner is unstrident and his argument consistently intelligent and thought-provoking....There is much to be learned here about the working of scholarly communities, whether scientific or otherwise."Shapin, Steven is the author of 'Social History of Truth Civility and Science in Seventeenth-Century England', published 1995 under ISBN 9780226750194 and ISBN 0226750191.
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