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How to think about science

Surfing the web we found the CBC | Radio One website with audio material about thinking of science from a social perspective.

If science is neither cookery, nor angelic virtuosity, then what is it? Modern societies have tended to take science for granted as a way of knowing, ordering and controlling the world. Everything was subject to science, but science itself largely escaped scrutiny. This situation has changed dramatically in recent years. Historians, sociologists, philosophers and sometimes scientists themselves have begun to ask fundamental questions about how the institution of science is structured and how it knows what it knows. David Cayley talks to some of the leading lights of this new field of study.
To listen, click here and then select the audio files posted on the website. For the downloadable podcast versions of the series visit CBC Podcasting.

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