Stressing that science is a necessary aspect of advanced societies, this book explores the most fundamental questions about its social, political, and cultural roles in modern society, focusing on the philosophy of nature, philosophical anthropology, and classical philosophy.
1. The End of the Baconian Age 2. What Makes Us Feel We Need a Theory of Science? 3. The Formation of the Scientific Object Notes 4. Can Science Reach Truth? 5. Science and Other Types of Knowledge 6. Science for War and Peace 7. The Technological Civilization 8. The Knowledge-Structure of Society Conclusion 9. An End to Progress?