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2009 | 64 | 2 | 144-154
Article title

INSTITUTIONALIST SOCIOLOGY OF SCIENCE (Institucionalisticka sociologia vedy)

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SK
Abstracts
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The paper deals with some of the contemporary theories of science which see the latter as an organized cognitive activity. On the background of the controversy concerning the nature of rationality and relativism the author underlines the contribution of the sociology of scientific knowledge, showing its role in reconceptualization of the dichotomy between internalism and externalism. His argumentation is in favor of the institutional conception of science as a subsystem of society. The problem of the reliability of knowledge is explained in the context of the globalized science: for science to be cognitively successful it is necessary to optimize the institutional mechanisms producing consensus and working as the controlling and corrective mechanisms.
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64
Issue
2
Pages
144-154
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ARTICLE
Contributors
  • Janos Laki, MTA Filozofiai Kutatointedezete (tudomanyos fomunkatars), 1119 Budapest, Etele ut 59-61. sz., postacim: 1398, Budapest 62, Pf 594, Hungary
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09SKAAAA058718
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bwmeta1.element.f147a662-b2ff-3607-87b1-9a7ed68ac21f
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