CONSTRUCTIVISM AS A PHILOSOPHY AND A SOCIOLOGY OF SCIENCE: PROBLEMS, POSSIBILITIES AND LIMITS
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The paper gives an analysis of the role of constructivism in post-positivist epistemology and in the philosophy of science. The role of constructivism is thus analyzed in the sphere of the sociology of cognition. The authoress gives a detailed interpretation of Berger's and Luckman's social constructivism. The attention is paid also to the relationship between constructivism and co called 'standpoint epistemology' and reflexivity. The authoress sheds light especially on the various characteristics of social determinacy of scientific knowledge.
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