Whatever happened to knowledge?

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      The article discusses debates regarding theories on the nature of scientific knowledge and progress, focusing on Thomas Kuhn's paradigm theory and the thought of sociologist Bruno Latour and chemists Michael Polanyi and James Bryant Conant. The author highlights Conant and Polanyi's emphasis on questions of the psychology of scientific thinking and notes the inception of Positivism as a response to relativistic neo-Kantianism. Latour's Actor-network theory (ANT) is described as an attempt to bypass debates regarding rationality, social constructionism, and relativism in science.