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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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The One Culture?
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University of Chicago Press
DOI:10.7208/chicago/9780226467245.003.0035

For scientists trained according to the “textbook model” of science (which is just about all of them), the temptation is strong to divide the difficult problems into the hard-core, rigorous, scientific part, and the messy, imprecise, social-political part. In this regard, perhaps the most important function science studies can serve for scientists is that of “defamiliarization”—to borrow a term from the literary theorists—to deflect the mind out of the deeply worn ruts of standard thinking, even if only for a little while. There is need to go beyond the textbook model of science; science's incompleteness and its range of applicability need to be explained and explored. Critiques can lead us to understand how scientific expertise can and must continue to contribute to the world we live in. To generate these critiques and analyses, scientists and others will have to talk to each other.

Keywords:   textbook model of science, science studies, standard thinking, scientific expertise, difficult problems, critiques

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