chapter  9
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POLYHEDRA AND THE ABOMINATIONS OF LEVITICUS: COGNITIVE STYLES IN MATHEMATICS David Bloor

How are social and institutional circumstances linked to the knowledge that scientists produce? To answer this question it is necessary to take risks: speculative but testable theories must be proposed. It will be my aim to explain and then apply one such theory. This will enable me to propose an hypothesis about the connexion between social processes and the style and content of mathematical knowledge.