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Unhastening Science – Autonomy and Reflexivity in the Social theory of Knowledge - Liverpool Scholarship Online
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Unhastening Science: Autonomy and Reflexivity in the Social theory of Knowledge

Dick Pels


This book offers an account of what makes science special among other human pursuits, critically engaging with a variety of approaches, especially constructivist and relativist studies of science and technology. It focuses on the studied lack of haste of science, its relative stress–freeness, and its socially sanctioned withdrawal from the swift pace of ordinary life. The book offers an argument that emphasizes the dangers of cosseting science from the scourge of internal competition while at the same time highlighting the need for distance between the process of scientific thought and the fas ... More

Keywords: constructivist studies, relativist studies, science, technology, internal competition, scientific thought, politics, business, sports, media

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2003 Print ISBN-13: 9780853236382
Published to Liverpool Scholarship Online: June 2013 DOI:10.5949/UPO9781846314322


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Dick Pels, author