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The One Culture?A Conversation about Science$
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Jay A. Labinger and Harry Collins

Print publication date: 2001

Print ISBN-13: 9780226467221

Published to Chicago Scholarship Online: March 2013

DOI: 10.7208/chicago/9780226467245.001.0001

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Peace for Whom and on Whose Terms?

Peace for Whom and on Whose Terms?

(p.280) Chapter 31 Peace for Whom and on Whose Terms?
The One Culture?

Trevor Pinch

University of Chicago Press

Most controversies in the natural sciences are brought to a close in a comparatively short period of time with a clear victor. Most debates in the humanities and social sciences are seldom resolved so quickly and easily. “Free Will proclaimed as victor over Determinism at philosophy conference!” is not a headline one will find. In scientific controversies scientists seem too good at closing them down. Why this is so is, of course, itself a matter of dispute. For those in science studies such debates are settled by the presence of an effective community—a core set—within which a combination of rhetorical, cognitive, material, and social resources are brought to bear. For scientists it is more the case that the “truth will out,” sometimes by means of a few crucial experiments in tandem with irresistible theoretical arguments.

Keywords:   natural science, social science, determinism, social resources, material resources, theoretical arguments

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