David Bloor

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  • Happy Birthday to David!

    David Bloor was born in Derby, United Kingdom. He is a British sociologist, who trained in philosophy and mathematics.
  • Knowledge and Social Imagery - Second Edition

    Knowledge and Social Imagery - Second Edition
    David Bloor first released Knowledge and Social Imagery in 1976 but was treated to "a hostile reception by philosophers." This text was not the first to try to introduce the strong program but is now one of the key texts of the strong program. Fuller, Steve. Philosophy of Science, vol. 60, no. 1, 1993, pp. 158–170. JSTOR, www.jstor.org/stable/188461.
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    The Strong Programme

  • Wittgenstein: A Social Theory of Knowledge

    David Bloor in an article about the book: "Critics have sometimes claimed that it is committed to a form of 'idealism' - that is, to discounting or playing down the input of the material world. This arises because sociologists often sum up their conclusions by saying that knowledge is a social institution, or that concepts are institutions."
  • Scientific Knowledge: A Sociological Analysis

    Scientific Knowledge: A Sociological Analysis
    Co-authored, "Scientific Knowledge: A Sociological Analysis" with John Henry and Barry Barnes
  • Education

    Currently emeritus professor in sociology of science and former director of science studies units at the University of Edinburgh. He was educated at the University of Keele for mathematics and philosophy and the University of Cambridge for experimental psychology.
  • Informative Youtube Video

    This Youtube video is about "The Strong Program in the Sociology of Science", it is 16 mins long but very informative.
  • Today

    As of today, David Bloor is an Emeritus Professor at the University of Edinburgh, Scotland. A tough college to get into as it only has a 10% acceptance rate.
    Unfortunately I could not find anything about David Bloor having a family or ever getting married.