STS talk: Marxism and the 1930s Origin of the Social Construction of Science

“Marxism and the 1930s Origin of the Social Construction of Science”

Thursday, April 4th, 5-6 pm, Wyatt 101

Prof. Mary Jo Nye
(OSU, Corvallis)
Author of Blackett: Physics, War and Politics in the 20th Century and Before Big Science: The Pursuit of Modern Chemistry and Physics, 1800-1940.

Professor Nye will describe the fascinating history of scientists’ efforts to examine the social context within which science is produced and utilized, illustrating the complex ties between history, politics, philosophy, and science.

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