Power and Invention: Situating Science Asabelle Stengers

ISBN: 9780816625161

Published: November 1st 1997

Hardcover

249 pages


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Power and Invention: Situating Science  by  Asabelle Stengers

Power and Invention: Situating Science by Asabelle Stengers
November 1st 1997 | Hardcover | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, audiobook, mp3, ZIP | 249 pages | ISBN: 9780816625161 | 7.23 Mb

One of the most penetrating and celebrated thinkers writing about the philosophy of science today, Isabelle Stengers here provides a firsthand account of the meeting of science and history. Concerned with the force and inventiveness of thoseMoreOne of the most penetrating and celebrated thinkers writing about the philosophy of science today, Isabelle Stengers here provides a firsthand account of the meeting of science and history. Concerned with the force and inventiveness of those theories, Power and Invention offers a unique perspective on the power of scientific theories to modify society, and vice versa.Using the law of thermodynamics, Stengers sets out to explain the consequences of nonlinear dynamics (or chaos theory) for philosophy and science.

She makes a case for the concept of complexity that transcends the conventional boundaries of scientific discourse and that clearly exposes the risks of scientific theories. Among the questions she confronts are: Is psychoanalysis a science? Is there such a thing as womens science? What are scientific theories?



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