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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