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© 2017 Jeff Kochan

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Jeff Kochan, Science as Social Existence: Heidegger and the Sociology of Scientific Knowledge. Cambridge, UK: Open Book Publishers, 2017.

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ISBN Paperback: 978-1-78374-410-7

ISBN Hardback: 978-1-78374-411-4

ISBN Digital (PDF): 978-1-78374-412-1

ISBN Digital ebook (epub): 978-1-78374-413-8

ISBN Digital ebook (mobi): 978-1-78374-414-5

DOI: 10.11647/OBP.0129

Cover image: Scanning electron micrograph of a cabbage white butterfly egg, very close up (colour-enhanced). Credit: David Gregory & Debbie Marshall, Wellcome Images, CC BY 4.0. Cover design: Anna Gatti.

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