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Never Pure: Historical Studies of Science as If It Was Produced by People ...

Steven Shapin - History - 2010 - 552 pages
Steven Shapin argues that science, for all its immense authority and power, is and always has been a human endeavor, subject to human capacities and limits. Put simply, science ...
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Social Epistemology

Steve Fuller - Philosophy - 2002 - 314 pages
"One of the freshest books that I have read in a long time. It will shake you up. You will not always agree with Fuller, but he will force you to rethink some of your pet ...
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The Scientific Revolution

Steven Shapin - Science - 2008 - 232 pages
"There was no such thing as the Scientific Revolution, and this is a book about it." With this provocative and apparently paradoxical claim, Steven Shapin begins his bold ...
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The Scientific Life: A Moral History of a Late Modern Vocation

Steven Shapin - Science - 2009 - 486 pages
Who are scientists? What kind of people are they? What capacities and virtues are thought to stand behind their considerable authority? They are experts—indeed, highly ...
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The Beginnings of Western Science: The European Scientific Tradition in ...

David C. Lindberg - Science - 2010 - 480 pages
When it was first published in 1992, The Beginnings of Western Science was lauded as the first successful attempt ever to present a unified account of both ancient and medieval ...
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The Diffident Naturalist: Robert Boyle and the Philosophy of Experiment

Rose-Mary Sargent - Biography & Autobiography - 1995 - 355 pages
In a provocative reassessment of one of the quintessential figures of early modern science, Rose-Mary Sargent explores Robert Boyle's philosophy of experiment, a central aspect ...
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Leviathan and the Air-Pump: Hobbes, Boyle, and the Experimental Life

Steven Shapin, Simon Schaffer - Science - 2011 - 448 pages
Leviathan and the Air-Pump examines the conflicts over the value and propriety of experimental methods between two major seventeenth-century thinkers: Thomas Hobbes, author of ...
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Science and the Shape of Orthodoxy: Intellectual Change in Late Seventeenth ...

Michael Cyril William Hunter - Science - 1995 - 345 pages
Studies of specific figures -- including John Evelyn, Christopher Wren, John Flamsteed --illuminate intellectual change in 17c.
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