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Science  21 Jun 2002:
Vol. 296, Issue 5576, pp. 2148-2149
DOI: 10.1126/science.1071097

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The Fate of Knowledge. Helen E. Longino. Princeton University Press, Princeton, NJ, 2002. 245 pp. $49.50, £35. ISBN 0-691-08875-6. Paper, $16.95, £11.95. ISBN 0-691-08876-4.

Arguing that social interactions help us "in securing firm, rationally based knowledge," Longino builds an account of scientific knowledge that weaves together social and cognitive strands.