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Laboratory Life

The Construction of Scientific Facts

By (author) Bruno Latour
Format: Hardback
Publisher: Princeton University Press, New Jersey, United States
Published: 1st Jul 1992
Weight: 452g
ISBN-10: 0691094187
ISBN-13: 9780691094182
Barcode No: 9780691094182
Synopsis
This highly original work presents laboratory science in a deliberately skeptical way: as an anthropological approach to the culture of the scientist. Drawing on recent work in literary criticism, the authors study how the social world of the laboratory produces papers and other "texts,"' and how the scientific vision of reality becomes that set of statements considered, for the time being, too expensive to change. The book is based on field work done by Bruno Latour in Roger Guillemin's laboratory at the Salk Institute and provides an important link between the sociology of modern sciences and laboratory studies in the history of science.

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"Eight years after "Laboratory Life" first came out, it is still one of my favourite books on the social studies of science. . . . [F]or those in the business of reflecting on the nature of science who have not yet read "Laboratory Life," here is a good opportunity to catch up and do so."--Ditta Bartels, "Metascience"