Clearing up after the science wars: A response to emily A. Schultz



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Emily Schultz seeks in "Fear of Scandalous Knowledge" (Schultz 2010) to bring important approaches in science studies, along with recent developments in related fields, to the attention of fellow anthropologists. She also seeks to counter lingering misunderstandings and misrepresentations of the views involved. Her conscientious efforts to both these ends should, I think, be applauded and I am glad that she found my book Scandalous Knowledge (Smith 2006) useful along the way. There are, however, a number of places where Schultz's phrasing or emphasis may itself be misleading. I note some of these below and offer a few additional comments. © Taylor & Francis Group, LLC.






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Smith, BH (2011). Clearing up after the science wars: A response to emily A. Schultz. Reviews in Anthropology, 40(2). pp. 165–168. 10.1080/00938157.2011.572475 Retrieved from

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Barbara Herrnstein Smith

Braxton Craven Distinguished Professor Emerita of Comparative Literature and English

Smith's research has been concerned with literary theory, poetry and poetics, ideas of value and judgment, and intellectual controversies over science and knowledge. Her current work focuses on developments in cognitive science and the philosophy of biology, intellectual issues involving science and religion, and the historical, intellectual and institutional relations between the sciences and the humanities.

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