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A Social History of Truth by Steven Shapin
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Dec 01, 2007

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This is a fascinating book, but for every page of actual argument, it engages in three pages of preemptive defense against critiques arising from obscure humanist turf wars. JESUS FUCKING CHRIST SHUT UP ALREADY AND GET TO THE POINT.

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Eldan Goldenberg Hrm... is this this the right book club starter after all?

Maria We'll see whether my ability to tolerate/skim past academic positioning has improved in the past 5 years or not.

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