Science Under a Microscope

What hap­pens when you study sci­ence in a sci­en­tif­ic way? When you apply sci­en­tif­ic meth­ods to sci­ence itself? When you put sci­ence under its own micro­scope and ask, “What is sci­ence real­ly all about?” These are some of the fun­da­men­tal ques­tions that the CBC pro­gram Ideas tack­les when it spends 24 hours inter­view­ing his­to­ri­ans, soci­ol­o­gists, philoso­phers and sci­en­tists who have thought long and hard about the nature of sci­ence. You can access the first five episodes below, or go straight to the full col­lec­tion here.

Episode 1 — Steven Shapin and Simon Schaf­fer
Episode 2 — Lor­raine Das­ton
Episode 3 — Mar­garet Lock
Episode 4 — Ian Hack­ing and Andrew Pick­er­ing
Episode 5 — Ulrich Beck and Bruno Latour

Many thanks to Paul for the tip here.

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