sf2sesh12 - Social foundatios session 12 Weber: science as...

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Social foundatios session 12 Weber: science as a vocation What is the point of science and why should we value its progress: 14 th century, master of painting… perspective of painting. Doesn’t change the value of the art work. The beauty of 13 th century non perspective painting is not affected by this. For science we abandon old thoughts that don’t make sense (aristotlean science) How does he abandon this idea? Artwork cannot be improved on by a similar painting Things that make it a satisfying part of work, even when perspective is not developed…makes it fulfilling. You wont think its lacking when it doesn’t have perspective Individuals are satisfied If you want to be a scieintist, have t be ready to accept that you will be surpassed. There may not be any everlasting glory. Science is beyond politics. no fundamental interests that clash. Contributes to a collective enterprise (progressive one) implicit and idealized version of science. Given to what we don’t know about the politics about science
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This note was uploaded on 02/12/2011 for the course PSYCH V89.0032 taught by Professor Uleman during the Spring '08 term at NYU.

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