David Bloor

  • David Bloor Birth

    Born in Derby, United Kingdom
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    David Bloor's Contribution to Philosophy of Science

    Bloor's arguments distinguish sociology's analysis of scientific knowledge from philosophy on the one hand and psychology on the other in order to emphasize the role of social relationships in the creation of scientific knowledge.
  • PhD and Thesis

    Began academic career in Philosophy and Psychology.
    Received PhD from University of Edinburgh
    Composed thesis; Speech and Regulation of Behaviour
  • Strong Programme in Sociology of Knowledge

    The Strong Program is statement that calls on social scientists to examine the social content of scientific knowledge. It played an important part in the wider development of the field of sociology of scientific knowledge. Bloor, David. "The Strong Programme in Sociology of Knowledge." Philosophy of Science: Contemporary Readings. Eds. Yuri Balashov and Alexander Rosenberg. Florence, KY: Routledge, 2001. Print
  • Scientific Knowledge: A Sociological Analysis

    This book is an introduction to social studies of scientific knowledge. Each chapter examines a key step in the process of doing science.
    Written along with S. Barry Barnes Barnes, Barry, David Bloor, and John Henry. Scientific Knowledge: A Sociological Analysis. University of Chicago Press, 1996.
  • Knowledge and Social Imagery

    This book challenged and divided students of philosophy, sociology, and the history of science.
    Essentially describes the Strong Program in the Sociology of Knowledge Bloor, David. Knowledge and Social Imagery. Univ. of Chicago Press, 1998.
  • Wiggenstein, A Social Theory of Knowledge

    This book is a systematic exposition of Wittgenstein's later philosophical work, emphasizing its strong sociological and naturalistic push Bloor, David. Wiggenstein, A Social Theory of Knowledge. Columbia University Press, 1983.
  • Wiggensein, Rules and Institutions

    Informative evaluation of Wittgenstein's account of rules and rule-following. Argues for a collectivist reading, offers the consistent sociological interpretation of Wittgenstein's work. Bloor, David. Wittgenstein, Rules and Institutions. Routledge, 1997.