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The Scientific Life: A Moral History of a Late Modern Vocation
Who are scientists? What kind of people are they? What capacities and virtues are thought to stand behind their considerable authority? "The Scientific Life" is historian Steven Shapin's story aboutExpand
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A Social History Of Truth
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The Scientific Revolution
  • S. Shapin
  • Philosophy, Sociology
  • 1 November 1997
This work contains Steven Shapin's historical exploration into the origins of the modern scientific worldview. What historians have traditionally called the Scientific Revolution was, in Shapin'sExpand
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The House of Experiment in Seventeenth-Century England
M SUBJECT is the place of experiment. I want to know where experimental science was done. In what physical and social settings? Who was in attendance at the scenes in which experimental knowledge wasExpand
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Placing the View from Nowhere: Historical and Sociological Problems in the Location of Science
Over the past two decades broadly geographical sensibilities have become prominent in the academic study of science. An account is given of tensions in science studies between transcendentalistExpand
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Discipline and Bounding: The History and Sociology of Science as Seen through the Externalism-Internalism Debate
From the beginning of the Second World War to the ending of the Cold War no problematic so deeply shaped the academic history and sociology of science than that inscribed in talk of 'internalism' andExpand
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A Social History of Truth: Civility and Science in Seventeenth-Century England
How do we come to trust our knowledge of the world? What are the means by which we distinguish true from false accounts? Why do we credit one observational statement over another? This study engagesExpand
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The sciences of subjectivity
  • S. Shapin
  • Sociology, Medicine
  • Social studies of science
  • 30 January 2012
In historical and ethnographic studies of the making of scientific knowledge, there has been a long-standing fascination with deflating certain stories about objectivity. Among the resources used toExpand
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The Place of Knowledge A Methodological Survey
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