ENV : prod
CLUSTER : east
SERVER : va4.pricenetwork.com
image
The Social Construction of What?
by: Ian Hacking
0674004124 / 9780674004122

Book Description:
Lost in the raging debate over the validity of social construction is the question of what, precisely, is being constructed. Facts, gender, quarks, reality? Is it a person? An object? An idea? A theory? Each entails a different notion of social construction, Ian Hacking reminds us. His book explores an array of examples to reveal the deep issues underlying contentious accounts of reality. Especially troublesome in this dispute is the status of the natural sciences, and this is where Hacking finds some of his most telling cases, from the conflict between biological and social approaches to mental illness to vying accounts of current research in sedimentary geology. He looks at the issue of child abuse--very much a reality, though the idea of child abuse is a social product. He also cautiously examines the ways in which advanced research on new weapons influences not the content but the form of science. In conclusion, Hacking comments on the "culture wars" in anthropology, in particular a spat between leading ethnographers over Hawaii and Captain Cook. Written with generosity and gentle wit by one of our most distinguished philosophers of science, this wise book brings a much needed measure of clarity to current arguments about the nature of knowledge.

The Social Construction of What?

Buyback (Sell directly to one of these merchants and get cash immediately)

Bookstore Payment Good Condition New Condition  
$10.27 $10.27 Sell Here
Payment:
Shipping Details: Blue Rocket Books' goal is simple: Find a new home for your used books. They pay the shipping when you sell and Blue Rocket proudly supports the following non-profit organizations: Reading is Fundamental and Solar Electric Light Fund.
$7.25 $7.25 Sell Here
Payment:
Shipping Details: BookByte pays cash, not credit, and takes pride in speedy payment, often within one day of processing your textbook. They pay the shipping.
$6.83 $6.83 Sell Here
Payment:
Shipping Details: Simply confirm your quote, print a shipping label and packing slip, package your items, and ship them. An Amazon.com Gift Card will be deposited into your account upon receipt of items.
$6.64 $6.64 Sell Here
Payment:
Shipping Details: Sell Back Your Book is owned by parent company Ez Book Recycle Inc. Ez Book Recycle Inc. is no stranger to buying items online. With the first buyback website launching in February 2008, Ez Book Recycle has purchased items from more than 100,000 individuals from every state in the U.S. Free shipping with printable label.
$4.00 $4.00 Sell Here
Payment:
Shipping Details: Textbooks.com Buyback pays some of the best prices, pays for shipping, and offers your choice of payment by check or PayPal. If you bought the book from Textbooks.com, they'll even pay you extra.
$2.88 $2.88 Sell Here
Payment:
Shipping Details: FirstClassBooks.com is an online college textbook reseller founded in 2001. They buy and sell textbooks for prices significantly better than on-campus college bookstores. Please refer to the seller's comments before ordering.
$1.65 $1.65 Sell Here
Payment:
Shipping Details: ValoreBooks.com has some of the highest sell back prices offered, free shipping to their warehouse, and more than 500,000 sellable titles.

campusbooks.com  BBB Business Review CopyScape