A Social History Of Truth

Author: Steven Shapin
Editor: University of Chicago Press
ISBN: 9780226750187
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In A Social History of Truth, a leading scholar addresses these universal questions through an elegant recreation of a crucial period in the history of early modern science: the social world of gentlemen-philosophers in seventeenth-century England. Steven Shapin paints a vivid picture of the relations between gentlemanly culture and scientific practice. He argues that problems of credibility in science were solved through the codes and conventions of genteel conduct: trust, civility, honor, and integrity.

Never Pure

Author: Steven Shapin
Editor: JHU Press
ISBN: 0801894204
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Steven Shapin argues that science, for all its immense authority and power, is and always has been a human endeavor, subject to human capacities and limits. Put simply, science has never been pure. To be human is to err, and we understand science better when we recognize it as the laborious achievement of fallible, imperfect, and historically situated human beings. Shapin’s essays collected here include reflections on the historical relationships between science and common sense, between science and modernity, and between science and the moral order. They explore the relevance of physical and social settings in the making of scientific knowledge, the methods appropriate to understanding science historically, dietetics as a compelling site for historical inquiry, the identity of those who have made scientific knowledge, and the means by which science has acquired credibility and authority. This wide-ranging and intensely interdisciplinary collection by one of the most distinguished historians and sociologists of science represents some of the leading edges of change in the scholarly understanding of science over the past several decades.

The Truth Machine

Author: Geoffrey C. Bunn
Editor: JHU Press
ISBN: 142140530X
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For centuries, all manner of truth-seekers have used the lie detector. In this eye-opening book, Geoffrey C Bunn unpacks the history of this device and explores the interesting and often surprising connection between technology and popular culture.

The Scientific Revolution

Author: Steven Shapin
Editor: University of Chicago Press
ISBN: 022639848X
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“There was no such thing as the Scientific Revolution, and this is a book about it.” With this provocative and apparently paradoxical claim, Steven Shapin begins his bold, vibrant exploration of the origins of the modern scientific worldview, now updated with a new bibliographic essay featuring the latest scholarship. “An excellent book.”—Anthony Gottlieb, New York Times Book Review “Timely and highly readable. . . . A book which every scientist curious about our predecessors should read.”—Trevor Pinch, New Scientist “Shapin's account is informed, nuanced, and articulated with clarity. . . . This is not to attack or devalue science but to reveal its richness as the human endeavor that it most surely is. . . . Shapin's book is an impressive achievement.”—David C. Lindberg, Science “It's hard to believe that there could be a more accessible, informed or concise account. . . . The Scientific Revolution should be a set text in all the disciplines. And in all the indisciplines, too.”—Adam Phillips, London Review of Books

Shakspere S England Or A Sketches Of Our Social History In The Reign Of Elizabeth

Author: George Walter Thornbury
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Economic And Social History Of New England 1620 1789

Author: William Babcock Weeden
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Courting Science Binding Truth

Author: Seán Tath O'Donnell
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Third, it follows the case and Marston's science into the local courts where several crises in racial politics ignited simultaneously: the Red Summer of 1919; the enforcement of Jim Crow; restrictive covenants; and issues of racial identity in physical anthropology. Concurrently, the thesis tracks the triangulation of law-science-race, as Marston challenged the law's legitimacy by confronting the truth-telling technologies of the law: the judge; jury; cross-examination; and evidence law. Simultaneously, the thesis traces the instantiation of fear (racial/social/political) through multiple sites: the psychological body and mind; laboratory; courtroom and state. The thesis concludes by comparing the disparate treatment of scientific evidence in a case decided on the same day as Frye, Laney v. U.S. (1923). Accordingly, the thesis asserts that Frye was a "tradeoff" in the racial politics of the court and, in turn, notes the ease with which the court constructed scientific standards to meet its own social and political needs.

Early Science And Medicine

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History And Truth

Author: Paul Ricoeur
Editor: Northwestern University Press
ISBN: 9780810105980
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Incredible originality of thought in areas as vast as phenomenology, religion, hermeneutics, psychoanalysis, intersubjectivity, language, Marxism, and structuralism has made Paul Ricoeur one of the philosophical giants of the twentieth century. The way in which Ricoeur approaches these themes makes his works relevant to the reader today: he writes with honesty and depth of insight into the core of a problem, and his ability to mark for future thought the very path of philosophical inquiry is nearly unmatched. In History and Truth, Ricoeur investigates the antinomy between history and truth, or between historicity and meaning. He argues that history has meaning insofar as it approaches universality and system but no meaning insofar as this universality violates the singularity of individuals' lives. Imposing unity upon truth, or unifying the diversity of knowledge and opinion, creates a singular and universal history but destroys historicity and subjectivity. Allowing for singularities in history promotes a multiplicity of truths over a single, unique truth and thereby annihilates system. This volume and the other new editions of Ricoeur's texts published by Northwestern University Press have joined the canon of contemporary continental philosophy and continue to contribute to emergent discussions in the twenty-first century. Book jacket.

History Culture And Truth

Author: Daya Krishna
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Description: This festschrift is presented to Professor D.P. Chattopadhyaya on the occassion of his sixty-fifth birthday. It consists of twenty-two contributions centering around his thought and works by eminent scholars from India and abroad. These essays, ranging from philosophy to science, history, culture, social and political studies are concerned with issues that have engaged Chattopadhyaya's attention throughout his work starting from the earliest period till today. Chattopadhyaya is one of the propounders of interdisciplinary studies in the country.

Truth In History

Author: Oscar Handlin
Editor: Harvard University Press
ISBN: 9780674910263
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The mentor for several generations of American historians, Handlin tackles the fundamental problems of his field--truth in history--discussing the limitations of the historian and the ways one can operate honestly within those limitations

Anthropology And The Place Of Knowledge In Imperial Berlin

Author: Andrew Zimmerman
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History And Truth

Author: Adam Schaff
Editor: Elsevier
ISBN: 148327974X
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History and Truth deals with the epistemological premises and the objectivity of historical truth as well as the social conditioning of historical cognition. Both the problem of the model of cognitive relationship and the problem of truth are discussed in the context of true cognition. Comprised of eight chapters, this book begins with an overview of historians' conflicting interpretations regarding the causes of the French Revolution to highlight the tendency of historians to differ in their visions of the historical process, resulting in different and sometimes even contradictory representations of one and the same fact. The discussion then turns to three models of the process of cognition (the cognitive subject, the object of cognition, and knowledge as the product of the process of cognition), as well as the concept of truth as a philosophical problem. Subsequent chapters focus on two concepts of history, namely, positivism and presentism; The class character of historical cognition; historicism and relativism; and the selection of historical facts. The book also considers why history is continuously written anew before concluding with an assessment of the objectivity of historical truth. This monograph will be of interest to students, practitioners, and researchers in the fields of history, philosophy, and the social sciences.

A Social History Of India

Author: S. N. Sadasivan
Editor: APH Publishing
ISBN: 9788176481700
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The Social History Of Art Naturalism Impressionism The Film Age

Author: Arnold Hauser
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First published in 1951, Arnold Hauser's commanding work presents an account of the development and meaning of art, from its origins in the Stone Age through to the "Film Age." This new edition of a classic work explores historical and social movements and the effects these have had on the production of art--the centrality of class and class struggle, the cultural roles of ideologies and the determining influence of modes of economic development. There are 144 illustrations within the four volumes and each volume has a new general introduction by Jonathan Harris which traces the history of Hauser's project, discusses the relevance of the work for art history today, provides a synopsis of Hauser's narrative, and offers a critical guide that highlights major themes, trends and arguments.

History Truth In Hegel S Phenomenology

Author: Merold Westphal
Editor: Indiana University Press
ISBN: 9780253212214
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"This fairly small book must take its place as the best introductory study of Hegel's ÂPhenomenology available." —Philosophy and Phenomenological Research "Westphal's book is a comprehensive guide to the argument of the entire phenomenology.... will repay close study by serious undergraduate and graduate students of philosophy." —Choice This detailed interpretation of Hegel's Phenomenology of Spirit seeks to show that the unity of this classic work may be found in the integration of its transcendental and sociological-historical themes.

The Social History Of Skepticism

Author: Brendan Maurice Dooley
Editor: JHU Press
ISBN: 9780801861420
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The result was a powerful current of skepticism with extraordinary consequences. Combined with late-seventeenth-century developments in other areas of thought and writing, it produced skepticism about the possibility of gaining any historical knowledge at all." "Joining the history of ideas to the history of journalism and publishing, Dooley sets out to discover when early modern people believed their political informants and when they did not."--BOOK JACKET.

A Short History Of Truth

Author: Julian Baggini
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How did we find ourselves in a "post-truth" world of "alternative facts"? And can we get out of it? A Short History of Truth sets out to answer these questions by looking at the complex history of truth and falsehood. It identifies ten types of supposed truth and explains how easily each can become the midwife of falsehood. There is no species of truth that we can rely on unquestioningly, but that does not mean the truth can never be established. Attaining truth is an achievement we need to work for, and each chapter will end up with a truth we can have some confidence in. This history builds into a comprehensive and clear explanation of why truth is now so disputed by exploring 10 kinds of truth: 1. Eternal truths. 2. Authoritative truths. 3. Esoteric truths. 4. Reasoned truths. 5. Evidence-based truths. 6. Creative truths. 7. Relative truths. 8. Powerful truths 9. Moral truths. 10. Holistic truths. Baggini provides us with all we need to restore faith in the value and possibility of truth as a social enterprise. Truth-seekers need to be sceptical not cynical, autonomous not atomistic, provisional not dogmatic, open not empty, demanding not unreasonable.

The Crisis

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The Crisis, founded by W.E.B. Du Bois as the official publication of the NAACP, is a journal of civil rights, history, politics, and culture and seeks to educate and challenge its readers about issues that continue to plague African Americans and other communities of color. For nearly 100 years, The Crisis has been the magazine of opinion and thought leaders, decision makers, peacemakers and justice seekers. It has chronicled, informed, educated, entertained and, in many instances, set the economic, political and social agenda for our nation and its multi-ethnic citizens.

A Social History Of Indian Architecture

Author: Retired Professor and Head of the Department School of Architecture V S Pramar
Editor: Oxford University Press, USA
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This book, for the first time instead of looking at Indian architecture from the point of view of dynasties, periods or religions, examines the various functions of Indian architecture and traces the various developments in the field beginning with the Indus Valley Civilization under the headsof settlement patterns, houses, residences, palaces, funerary monuments, and religious structures. Within settlement patterns, the author looks at rural and urban patterns and the linkages between the two. He explains regional and period-specific phenomena, while also quoting from ancient accountsof towns. The residences he looks at vary from the typical urban and rural houses to the Muslim aristocratic residence as also the palace. Funerary monuments form another important part of the study, and this section also looks at the differing social attitudes to ancestors. The author also looks atthe religious structures like chaityas, monasteries, temples, mosques, and also the structural material u sed in an area or period. Based on extensive fieldwork, the author also documents family histories, lifestyles, usage of spaces to provide a comprehensive social history of Indian architecture.