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Bourdieu's philosophy and sociology of science, a critical appraisal, Kyung-Man Kim

Bourdieu's philosophy and sociology of science, a critical appraisal, Kyung-Man Kim
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
index present
Literary Form
non fiction
Main title
Bourdieu's philosophy and sociology of science
Nature of contents
Responsibility statement
Kyung-Man Kim
Series statement
Routledge Studies in Social and Political Thought
Sub title
a critical appraisal
"This book explores Pierre Bourdieu's philosophy and sociology of science, which, though central to his thought, have been largely neglected in critical examinations of his work. Addressing the resultant confusion that surrounds Bourdieu's sociologized philosophy of science, it expounds his epistemology and sociology of science, situating it within the context of Anglo-American post positivist philosophy of science and shedding light on the critique of relativist sociology of science that emerges from his field theory. From a detailed critique of Bourdieu's reflexive sociology and his attempt to enhance the uneasy epistemic status of the social sciences, the author draws on the thought of Jürgen Habermas to suggest critical ethnography as a way of going beyond Bourdieu's critical theory. As such, Bourdieu's Philosophy and Sociology of Science will appeal to sociologists, philosophers and scholars across the social sciences with interests in the work of Bourdieu and the sociology and philosophy of science"-- Provided by publisher
Table Of Contents
Cover -- Endorsements -- Half Title -- Series Page -- Title Page -- Copyright Page -- Dedication -- Contents -- Acknowledgments -- Introduction -- PART I: Science, Politics, and Truth -- 1. Exhuming Bourdieu's Sociologized Philosophy of Science -- 2. Bourdieu's Sociological Theory of Scientific Truth: Truth and Struggle -- 3. What Would a Bourdieusian Sociology of Scientific Truth Look Like? Two Case Studies -- PART II: Reflexivity, Objectivation, and Critique -- 4. How Objective Is Bourdieu's Participant Objectivation? -- 5. Cultural Capital and the Social Reproduction of Class: Can There Be a Crucial Experiment? -- 6. Torn between Science and Politics: Why Is Bourdieu's Politics Bound to Fail? -- 7. Is Human Science a Curse or Blessing? Criticism beyond Bourdieu and Habermas -- Index