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Two great interviews with Steven Shapin and Simon Schaffer, two philosophers of science.

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CBC Ideas – Interview with Simon Schaffer on Leviathan and the Air Pump

CBC Ideas – Interview with Steven Shapin on how science and truth are derived from social interactions within the scientific community

If you like these interviews, visit CBC Ideas – How to think about science although I must say that some shows are better than others.

Also for anyone who is interested in the history and philosophy of science and is ready to go beyond Kuhn and Popper, I highly recommend Leviathan and the Air Pump. It gives a great overview of how Boyle and the Royal Society laid the ground work for experimentalism and it provides a great case study of how scientific theories are generated by social interactions.