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Sociology, Science, and the End of Philosophy

How Society Shapes Brains, Gods, Maths, and Logics


Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
  2. Sal Restivo
    Pages 1-30
  3. Sal Restivo
    Pages 31-79
  4. Sal Restivo
    Pages 95-164
  5. Sal Restivo
    Pages 253-281
  6. Sal Restivo
    Pages 283-310
  7. Sal Restivo
    Pages 311-321
  8. Back Matter
    Pages 323-370

About this book


This book offers a unique analysis of how ideas about science and technology in the public and scientific imaginations (in particular about maths, logic, the gene, the brain, god, and robots) perpetuate the false reality that values and politics are separate from scientific knowledge and its applications. These ideas are reinforced by cultural myths about free will and individualism. Restivo makes a compelling case for a synchronistic approach in the study of these notoriously 'hard' cases, arguing that their significance reaches far beyond the realms of science and technology, and that their sociological and political ramifications are of paramount importance in our global society. This innovative work deals with perennial problems in the social sciences, philosophy, and the history of science and religion, and will be of special interest to professionals in these fields, as well as scholars of science and technology studies.<


STS Social Science Science and Technology Studies Science and Society Knowledge postmodernism genes neurones brains epistomology philosophy

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Technology, Culture and SocietyNYU Tandon School of EngineeringBrooklynUSA

About the authors

Sal Restivo is Adjunct Professor of Technology, Culture and Society at NYU Tandon School of Engineering, USA and former Professor of Sociology, Science, and Information Technology at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, USA.

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