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UNA NUOVA DIREZIONE IN SOCIOLOGIA DELLA CONOSCENZA: I CONTESTI ATTUATIVI DELLA CONOSCENZA SCIENTIFICA

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Journal Title: Studi di Sociologia
Authors and Corporations: SEGRE, SANDRO
In: Studi di Sociologia, 33, 1995, 2, p. 153-166
Type of Resource: E-Article
Language: Italian
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Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore
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Summary: <p>This essay sets out to present as a new direction in the sociology of knowledge the study of the contextual conditions that constrain, shape, and orient the production of scientific knowledge. In this connection, reference has been made to a recent work by Nico Stehr. After having summarized this work, its specific subject matter and contribution have been brought into light by means of a comparison with Scheler, Stark and Mannheim. Moreover, some substantive integrations have been suggested bearing on the institutional contexts that pertain to the production of the social sciences, namely, on the one hand the research communities, especially those subcommunities whose members share values as well as cognitive presuppositions and theoretical assumptions; on the other hand, the élite personnel of political and administrative institutions in charge of deciding and executing public policies. By way of example, emphasis has been laid on the contextual conditions that have been necessary for implementing the teaching of Keynesian economics and the Chicago school of sociology. Some general conclusions have been drawn from this example.</p>
Physical Description: 153-166
ISSN: 0039-291X