chapter  6
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Science as a Way of Life

The philosophical work accomplished in previous chapters can be described as a two-dimensional enterprise. each chapter dealt with a major aspect of scientific practice, and then proceeded to uncover some significant effects that aspect could have on the character of the individual engaged in it. some attributes of the scientific mentality, as it were, were shown to be associated with some attributes of the individual. The value of such an investigation lies in its highlighting the personal dimension. in science studies, this dimension is often considered beyond the scope of the discipline, the consequence being that such effects often go unnoticed.