Barnes, Bloor, and Henry (1996)

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Barnes, Barry; Bloor, David and Henry, John. (1996) Scientific Knowledge: A Sociological Analysis. University of Chicago Press.

Title Scientific Knowledge: A Sociological Analysis
Resource Type book
Author(s) Barry Barnes, David Bloor, John Henry
Year 1996
Publisher University of Chicago Press
ISBN 9781591027720


The central thesis of this book is that sociological analysis is necessary for understanding scientific knowledge, though other fields, such as psychology and philosophy are also needed. Such knowledge is attained through historical case studies. The sociology of scientific knowledge is one part of a larger project to understand science itself in scientific terms.