From Einstein's quest for a unified field theory to Stephen Hawking's belief that we "would know the mind of God" through such a theory, contemporary science-and physics in particular-has claimed that it alone possesses absolute knowledge of the universe. In a sweeping work of philosophical inquiry, originally published in French in seven volumes, Isabelle Stengers builds on her previous intellectual accomplishments to explore the role and authority of science in modern societies and to challenge its pretensions to objectivity, rationality, and truth.
Publisher: University of Minnesota Press
Number of pages: 272
Weight: 386 g
Dimensions: 216 x 140 x 23 mm
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