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Science  09 Jul 1999:
Vol. 285, Issue 5425, pp. 205
DOI: 10.1126/science.285.5425.205

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The Social Construction of What?. Ian Hacking. Harvard University Press, Cambridge, MA, 1999. 271 pp. $29.95, £18.50. ISBN 0-674-81200-X.

Hacking's examination of philosophical sticking points between social constructionists and their critics is not intended to decide the science wars but to clearly explain what is at stake.