Por uma sociologia crítica da ciência

Translated title of the contribution: Towards a general sociology of science

Ian Jarvie*, Joseph Agassi

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In this critical and constructive paper we argue that much received sociology of science is skewed by a presupposed idealist philosophy, one that encourages an uncritical attitude towards the supposed facts of the matter. We propose a critical sociology of science that (1) unfuses science, applied science, and technology - (2) emphasizes fallibility in science and the sociology of science - and that (3) deconstructs all claims to authority. Constructively, we sketch the elements of a sociology of science that comprehends the elementary forms of the scientific life as well as contemporary bureaucratized and militarized "normal" science.

Translated title of the contributionTowards a general sociology of science
Original languagePortuguese
Pages (from-to)43-83
Number of pages41
Issue number26
StatePublished - 2011


  • Authority
  • Gieryn
  • Language. objective knowledge
  • Merton
  • Nstitutions
  • Sociology of science
  • Strong programme


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