In The Many Faces of Science, Leslie Stevenson and Henry Byerly masterfully, and painlessly, provide the information and the philosophical reflections students need to gain an understanding of the institution of modern science and its increasing impact on our lives and cultures. In this second edition, the authors update topics they explored in the first edition, and present new case studies on subjects such as HIV and AIDS, women in science, and work done in psychology and the social sciences. The authors also extend their discussion of science and values, in addition to revising their study of science and technology, to emphasize changes in scientific practice today. Accessible and rich with case studies, anecdotes, personal asides, and keen insight, The Many Faces of Science is the ideal interdisciplinary introduction for nonscientists and scientists in courses on science studies, science and society, and science and human values. It will also prove useful as supplementary reading in courses on science and philosophy, sociology, and political science.
Table of Contents
Preface -- Preface to the Second Edition -- Introduction -- How Science as We Know It Has Developed -- Images of Science -- What Motivates Scientists? -- Intellectual Curiosity: Mathematical Patterns in Nature -- Intellectual Curiosity: Experiment -- Scientific Reputation, Scientific Influence, and Public Fame -- The Utility of Science -- Science and Money -- Scientists and the Totalitarian State -- Scientists and Public Policy -- Science Applied to Human Beings -- Science and Values