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No Other Gods

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No Other Gods

On Science and American Social Thought
revised and expanded edition

A pioneering and influential examination of how social institutions and values shaped American scientific practice and thought.

In its original edition, No Other Gods offered a pioneering and influential examination of the ways in which social institutions and values shaped American scientific practice and thought. In this revised and expanded edition, Rosenberg directs our attention to the dilemma posed by the social study of science: How can we reconcile the scientist's understanding of science as a quest for truth and knowledge with the historian's conviction that all knowledge bears the marks of the culture which gave it birth?