Ontological Porcupine: The Road to Hegemony and Back in Science Studies

Perspectives on Science 4 (1):1-23 (1996)
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Abstract

This article examines various positions within science studies on scientific hegemony. After discussing the work of Stephan Fuchs and the “ epistemological chicken” debate, it proceeds to take issue with the claim that science is both locally accomplished and hegemonic. It offers the suggestion that critical accounts would better reconsider the ethos of their audience rather than simply worry about the objectivism of their own representations of science.

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