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Title A house built on sand : exposing postmodernist myths about science / edited by Noretta Koertge.
Imprint New York : Oxford University Press, 1998.

Subject Science.
Science -- Social aspects.
Science and state.
Research -- Philosophy.
Alt Name Koertge, Noretta.
Description xi, 322 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references and index.
ISBN 0195117255
OCLC # 38081662
Table of Contents
 Scrutinizing Science Studies / Noretta Koertge3
Pt. IThe Strange World of Postmodernist Science Studies7
 1What the Social Text Affair Does and Does Not Prove / Alan D. Sokal9
 2What the Sokal Hoax Ought to Teach Us / Paul A. Boghossian23
 3A Plea for Science Studies / Philip Kitcher32
Pt. IIMyths, Metaphors, and Misreadings57
 4Bashful Eggs, Macho Sperm, and Tonypandy / Paul R. Gross59
 5An Engineer Dissects Two Case Studies: Hayles on Fluid Mechanics, and MacKenzie on Statistics / Philip A. Sullivan71
 6Evidence-Free Forensics and Enemies of Objectivity / Paul R. Gross99
 7Is Darwinism Sexist? (And if It Is, So What?) / Michael Ruse119
Pt. IIIInterests, Ideology, and the Construction of Experiments131
 8When Experiments Fail: Is "Cold Fusion" Science as Normal? / William J. McKinney133
 9Avoiding the Experimenters' Regress / Allan Franklin151
 10Do Mutants Die of Natural Causes? The Case of Atomic Parity Violation / Allan Franklin166
 11Latour's Relativity / John Huth181
Pt. IVArt, Nature, and the Rise of Experimental Method193
 12In Defense of Bacon / Alan Soble195
 13Alchemy, Domination, and Gender / William R. Newman216
 14What's Wrong with the Strong Programme's Case Study of the "Hobbes-Boyle" Dispute? / Cassandra L. Pinnick227
 15Reflections on Bruno Latour's Version of the Seventeenth Century / Margaret C. Jacob240
Pt. VCivilian Casualties of Postmodern Perspectives on Science255
 16Postmodernisms and the Problem of Scientific Literacy / Noretta Koertge257
 17The End of Science, the Central Dogma of Science Studies, Monsieur Jourdain, and Uncle Vanya / Norman Levitt272
 18The Epistemic Charity of the Social Constructivist Critics of Science and Why the Third World Should Refuse the Offer / Meera Nanda286