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A House Built on SandExposing Postmodernist Myths About Science$
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Noretta Koertge

Print publication date: 1998

Print ISBN-13: 9780195117257

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: February 2006

DOI: 10.1093/0195117255.001.0001

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The Epistemic Charity of the Social Constructivist Critics of Science and Why the Third World Should Refuse the Offer The Epistemic Charity of the Social Constructivist Critics of Science and Why the Third World Should Refuse the Offer Meera Nanda

The Epistemic Charity of the Social Constructivist Critics of Science and Why the Third World Should Refuse the Offer The Epistemic Charity of the Social Constructivist Critics of Science and Why the Third World Should Refuse the Offer Meera Nanda

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A House Built on Sand
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Meera Nanda

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/0195117255.003.0019

Recent claims that all science is parochial and that ethnosciences are more appropriate for developing countries have been eagerly taken up intellectuals in these countries to repudiate the heritage of colonialism. This essay uses case studies from India, Pakistan, and China to argue that an appreciation of the scientific attitude is the only way to ensure political progress.

Keywords:   enthnoscience, postcolonialism, Ashis Nandy, Vandana Shiva, scientific temper, India, enlightenment

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