Science after the Practice Turn in the Philosophy, History, and Social Studies of Science

2015.06.26 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Léna Soler, Sjoerd Zwart, Michael Lynch, and Vincent Israel-Jost (eds.), Science after the Practice Turn in the Philosophy,
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2015.06.26 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Léna Soler, Sjoerd Zwart, Michael Lynch, and Vincent Israel-Jost (eds.), Science after the Practice Turn in the Philosophy, History, and Social Studies of Science, Routledge, 2014, 346pp., $140.00 (hbk), ISBN 9780415722957. Reviewed by Alfred Nordmann, Technische Universität Darmstadt Does anyone remember the time before the practice turn in the philosophy of science? Did social studies of science even exist before that turn? These opening questions sound polemical but are not to diminish, only to accentuate, a formidable collection of essays, each with a thoughtful response. It is a commonplace today and a widely shared commitment to study science not in the abstract but in practice. Accordingly, it is not easy to name the moment when the turn to practice took place, and it is worth asking what came before to warrant this turn.1 The editors as well as the contributors to this volume are well aware of the. . .

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