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"Knowledge in the form of an informational commodity indispensable to productive power is already and will continue to be a major—perhaps the major—stake in the worldwide competition for power."
chapter 1 page 5

"In this case legitimation is the process by which a "legislator" dealing with scientific discourse is authorized to prescribe the stated conditions (in general conditions of internal consistency and experimental verification) determining whether a statement is to be included in that discourse for consideration by the scientific community."
chapter 2 page 8

"Copernicus states that the path of the planets is circular. Whether this proposition is true or false it carries within it a set of tensions all of which affect each of the pragmatic posts it brings into play: sender, addressee, and referent. These "tensions" are classes of prescriptions which regulate the admissibility of the statement as scientific."
chapter 7 page 23

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