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The One Culture?: A Conversation about Science

Jay A. Labinger and Harry Collins


So far the “science wars” have generated far more heat than light. Combatants from one or the other of what C. P. Snow famously called “the two cultures” (science versus the arts and humanities) have launched bitter attacks but have seldom engaged in constructive dialogue about the central issues. This book has gathered together some of the world's foremost scientists and sociologists of science to exchange opinions and ideas rather than insults. The contributors find surprising areas of broad agreement in a genuine conversation about science, its legitimacy and authority as a means of underst ... More

Keywords: science, arts, humanities, legitimacy, authority, scientific knowledge, decision making, Science Wars

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2001 Print ISBN-13: 9780226467221
Published to Chicago Scholarship Online: March 2013 DOI:10.7208/chicago/9780226467245.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Jay A. Labinger, editor

Harry Collins, editor

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Front Matter

Part One Positions

Part Two Commentaries

Chapter 24 Peace at Last?

Steven Weinberg

Part Three Rebuttals

Chapter 25 Reply to Our Critics

Jean Bricmont and Alan Sokal

Chapter 34 Beyond Social Construction

Kenneth G. Wilson and Constance K. Barsky