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Dropping the brand of Edinburgh School: An interview with Barry Barnes

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Rong-Xuan Chu
Chih-Tung Huang
PhD Candidate, University of Edinburgh
Postdoctoral Fellow, National Chiao Tung University

Professor Barry Barnes is a major contributor to the Strong Programme in the Sociology of Scientific Knowledge (SSK). He is well known for his ground-breaking study on collective action, self-referring knowledge, and systems of power. His enormous influence helps transform the discipline of Science, Technology and Society (STS). This interview started from his naturalistic commitment, insisting that science should be studied in the same way as any other human activities.

Citation: 
Taiwanese Journal for Studies of Science, Technology and Medicine, Number 11 (October 2010), 341-376

Go Strong or Go Home: An Interview with David Bloor

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Chih-Tung Huang

Widely read in many areas, Professor David Bloor is arguably the pre-eminent authority in the field of STS (Science, Technology and Society). Since his influential book, Knowledge and Social Imagery, was published in 1976, the Strong Programme and its four tenets have become widely known. Professor Bloor was a member of the so-called Edinburgh School who proposed that scientific knowledge could not, and should not, be exempted from sociological analysis.

Citation: 
Taiwanese Journal for Studies of Science, Technology and Medicine, Number 10 (April 2010)
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