During the 20th century, philosophers sought to differentiate between science, and pseudoscience and illegitimate forms of knowledge. By developing a rigorous scientific method, it was suggested that we could create a method for knowledge production that would be reliable and therefore eliminate ideological influences. However, Latour and Woolgar (1979, p.3 5) have argued that “[o]n principle any alternative [knowledge claim] can be questioned…Alternative readings are always possible and any one reading can always be undermined or faulted”. Consider these positions and answer the question: Is it possible to have knowledge which is not shaped by preconceptions or ideologies?
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