Re: Anthropology of Science

Wed, 4 Oct 1995 08:59:09 -0400

Brian Michael Howell writes:What postmodernity offers is the notion that
science is not a
"cosmological category". "Science" is every bit as subject its social
context as art and religion.

I agree that sciece is subject to social context, that is why it is a
cosmological category-it represents a particular world view and parameters
for the interpretation of natural phenomena. That critique actually predates
postmodernism and goes back to the sophists.