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Science without Laws

By Ronald N. Giere (NHC Fellow, 1997–98)

Philosophy of Science; Epistemology

Chicago: The University of Chicago Press, 1999

From the publisher’s description:

Debate over the nature of science has recently moved from the halls of academia into the public sphere, where it has taken shape as the "science wars." At issue is the question of whether scientific knowledge is objective and universal or socially mediated, whether scientific truths are independent of human values and beliefs. Ronald Giere is a philosopher of science who has been at the forefront of this debate from its inception, and Science without Laws offers a much-needed mediating perspective on an increasingly volatile line of inquiry.

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Giere, Ronald N. (NHC Fellow, 1997–98). Science without Laws. Science and Its Conceptual Foundations. Chicago: The University of Chicago Press, 1999.