Tilting at imaginary windmills: A comment on Tyfield


Journal Article

In the inaugural issue of this journal, David Tyfield (2008) used some recent discussions about "meaning finitism" to conclude that the sociology of scientific knowledge (SSK) is an intellectually hopeless basis on which to erect an intelligible study of science. In contrast, the authors show that Tyfield's argument rests on some profound misunderstandings of the SSK. They show that his mischaracterization of SSK is in fact systematic and is based on lines of argument that are at best incoherent.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Giraud, Y; Weintraub, ER

Published Date

  • June 1, 2009

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 2 / 1

Start / End Page

  • 52 - 59

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1876-9098

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.23941/ejpe.v2i1.23

Citation Source

  • Scopus