© 2003

Science and Culture


Part of the Boston Studies in the Philosophy of Science book series (BSPS, volume 231)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxxii
  2. Autonomy

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Joseph Agassi
      Pages 7-23
    3. Joseph Agassi
      Pages 48-56
    4. Joseph Agassi
      Pages 57-71
    5. Joseph Agassi
      Pages 72-79
  3. Tolerance

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 81-81
    2. Joseph Agassi
      Pages 97-112
    3. Joseph Agassi
      Pages 113-125
    4. Joseph Agassi
      Pages 126-139
    5. Joseph Agassi
      Pages 140-151
    6. Joseph Agassi
      Pages 152-163
    7. Joseph Agassi
      Pages 164-177
  4. Reason

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 179-179
    2. Joseph Agassi
      Pages 181-195
    3. Joseph Agassi
      Pages 196-203

About this book


In Science and Culture, Joseph Agassi addresses scientism and relativism, two false philosophies that divorce science from culture in general and from tradition in particular. According to Agassi, science is an integral part of culture, and both scientism and relativism ignore the cultural value of science. This work helps break the isolation of science from the rest of culture by promoting popular science and reasonable history of science. Agassi provides examples of the value of science to culture at large, discussions of items of the general culture and their interactions with science, and practical strategies and tools. He offers a wide variety of case studies to exemplify these. In this book Agassi puts significant topics such as autonomy, tolerance, reason, philosophy and responsibility on the agenda of democratic philosophy today.


Policy Politics objectivity reason relativism science

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.Tel-Aviv University and York UniversityTorontoCanada

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Science and Culture
  • Authors J. Agassi
  • Series Title Boston Studies in the Philosophy of Science
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 2003
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-1-4020-1156-6
  • Softcover ISBN 978-90-481-6234-5
  • eBook ISBN 978-94-017-2946-8
  • Series ISSN 0068-0346
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XXXII, 416
  • Number of Illustrations 0 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Epistemology
    History, general
    Political Science
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