The Scenes of Inquiry: On the Reality of Questions in the Sciences

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This book advocates a radical shift of concern in philosophical, historical, and sociological studies of the sciences, and explores the consequences of such a shift. The historically-oriented first part of the work deals with the ways in which ranges of questions become real and cease to be real for communities of inquirers. The more philosophically-oriented second part of the work introduces the notion of absolute reality of questions, and addresses doubt about the claims of the sciences to have accumulated absolutely real ...

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The Scenes of Inquiry: On the Reality of Questions in the Sciences
2000, Clarendon Press

ISBN-13: 9780198250395

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The Scenes of Inquiry: On the Reality of Questions in the Sciences
1991, Oxford University Press, USA, Oxford, England

ISBN-13: 9780198239352

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