Sociology of science and technology


Sociology of science and technology

The sociology of science and technology is a broad field combining elements of the rich interdisciplinary field of science studies, as well as distinct sociological theories on the history of science.

cience Studies

Science studies is an interdisciplinary research area that seeks to situate scientific expertise in a broad social, historical, and philosophical context. It is concerned with the history of scientific disciplines, the interrelationships between science and society, and the alleged covert purposes that underlie scientific claims. While it is critical of science, it holds out the possibility of broader public participation in science policy issues.

Theories and sociology of the history of science

The sociology and philosophy of science, as well as the entire field of science studies, have in the 20th century been preoccupied with the question of large-scale patterns and trends in the development of science, and asking questions about how science "works" both in a philosophical and practical sense.

ee also

*History of science
*Philosophy of science
*Sociology of science


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