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The Sociology of Science: Theoretical and Empirical Investigations

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"The exploration of the social conditions that facilitate or retard the search for scientific knowledge has been the major theme of Robert K. Merton's work for forty years. This collection of papers [is] a fascinating overview of this sustained inquiry. . . . There are very few other books in sociology . . . with such meticulous scholarship, or so elegant a style. This col ...more
Paperback, 636 pages
Published September 15th 1979 by University Of Chicago Press (first published 1973)
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A masterful collection of essays on the social aspects of the scientific enterprise, providing insight into meritocracy, the establishment of normative structures and the Matthew Effect (the notion that those with much get more and those with little end up with even less).
Paul Gosselin
Involves a discussion of the relationship between Puritan Christians and the birth of science.
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Many of these essays are foundational, essential in science studies.
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