STS Literature and links to readings

STS writings mentioned in discussions of Rosenberg and Kohler

(in this class, in reviews, or by Rosenberg and Kohler themselves):

Stephen Shapin and Simon Schaffer, Leviathan and the Air Pump

relates politics, religion & scientific epistemology; gender; what is a laboratory? profession of science

Peter Galison, Einstein’s Clocks, Poincare’s Maps

Thomas Merton

theory of norms & reward system

Thomas Kuhn, The Structure of Scientific Revolutions

theory of source of scientific change; importance of data; stability vs. change

Karin Knorr Cetina

laboratory as research site

Andrew Pickering, The Mangle of Practice: Time Agency & Science

materiality, practice, science theory and community and practice and tools all co-evolve

Allan Sokal and Jean Bricmont, Fashionable Nonsense: Postmodern Intellectuals' Abuse of Science

science wars/constructionism

Allan Sokal, Beyond the Hoax

Martin Rudwick, The Great Devonian Controversy

focus on controversy vs. consensus; social vs. material

Ludwig Fleck, The Genesis & Development of a Scientific Fact

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