Knowledge in everyday life
Knowledge in everyday life

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Knowledge in everyday life

5.7 Summary

This section of the course has made you aware that:

  • science is formed by a community of practice, creating knowledge and requiring a special language for its communication;

  • there is a difference between objective scientific methods and subjective ways of knowing;

  • political power influences scientific discoveries, and scientific knowledge is always socially embedded;

  • public understanding and perception of science have moved away from the individual to the formalised presentation of science.


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