Please use the following questions as guiding questions while reading. You can use them to guide your reading reflections, or go beyond them if you find that helpful to your learning.
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Is Merton talking about science in its ideal form, or science as it is practiced and institutionalized?
What does Bourdieu say about legitimacy and authority in science?
Bourdieu writes, [in science] epistemological conflicts are always, inseparably, political conflicts so that a survey on power in the scientific field could perfectly well consist of apparently epistemological questions alone (21). What does Bourdieu mean by this and how does he support this statement?
What does it mean to practice normal science according to Kuhn?
How do the authors respond or reference each other?
What in the readings was surprising or unexpected to you?
What questions remain for you after discussion this week?