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Thomas S. Kuhn’s The Structure of Scientific Revolutions was a watershed event when it was published in 1962, upending the previous understanding of science as a slow, logical accumulation of facts and introducing, with the concept of the “paradigm shift,” social and psychological considerations into the heart of the scientific process. More than fifty years after its publication, Kuhn’s work continues to influence thinkers in a wide range of fields, including scientists, historians, and sociologists. It is clear that The Structure of Scientific Revolutions itself marks no less of a paradigm shift than those it describes.             In Kuhn’s “Structure of Scientific Revolutions” at Fifty, leading social scientists and philosophers explore the origins of Kuhn’s masterwork and its legacy fifty years on. These essays exhume important historical context for Kuhn’s work, critically analyzing its foundations in twentieth-century science, politics, and Kuhn’s own intellectual biography: his experiences as a physics graduate student, his close relationship with psychologists before and after the publication of Structure, and the Cold War framework of terms such as “world view” and “paradigm.”
By Lorraine Daston (editor)

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9780226317038 | Univ of Chicago Pr, March 25, 2016, cover price $75.00

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9780226317205 | Univ of Chicago Pr, March 25, 2016, cover price $25.00 | About this edition: Thomas S.

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Product Description: In the United States at the height of the Cold War, roughly between the end of World War II and the early 1980s, a new project of redefining rationality commanded the attention of sharp minds, powerful politicians, wealthy foundations, and top military brass...read more

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9780226046631 | Univ of Chicago Pr, November 22, 2013, cover price $35.00 | About this edition: In the United States at the height of the Cold War, roughly between the end of World War II and the early 1980s, a new project of redefining rationality commanded the attention of sharp minds, powerful politicians, wealthy foundations, and top military brass.

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9780226324159 | Reprint edition (Univ of Chicago Pr, November 17, 2015), cover price $21.00 | About this edition: In the United States at the height of the Cold War, roughly between the end of World War II and the early 1980s, a new project of redefining rationality commanded the attention of sharp minds, powerful politicians, wealthy foundations, and top military brass.

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9781890951788 | 1 edition (Zone Books, October 31, 2007), cover price $38.95

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Product Description: Essays examine nine intriguing objects made eloquent when matter and meaning converge.Imagine a world without things. There would be nothing to describe, nothing to explain, remark, interpret, or complain about. Without things, we would stop speaking; we would become as mute as things are alleged to be...read more
By Lorraine Daston (editor)

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9781890951436 | Zone Books, June 1, 2004, cover price $36.95 | About this edition: Imagine a world without things.

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9781890951443 | Zone Books, November 30, 2007, cover price $22.95 | About this edition: Essays examine nine intriguing objects made eloquent when matter and meaning converge.

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Product Description: This impressive volume is the first attempt to look at the intertwined histories of natural law and the laws of nature in early modern Europe. These notions became central to jurisprudence and natural philosophy in the seventeenth century; the debates that informed developments in those fields drew heavily on theology and moral philosophy, and vice versa...read more
By Lorraine Daston (editor) and Michael Stolleis (editor)

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9780754657613 | Ashgate Pub Co, December 22, 2008, cover price $149.95 | About this edition: This impressive volume is the first attempt to look at the intertwined histories of natural law and the laws of nature in early modern Europe.

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Product Description: Is anthropomorphism a scientific sin? Scientists and animal researchers routinely warn against "animal stories," and contrast rigorous explanations and observation to facile and even fanciful projections about animals. Yet many of us, scientists and researchers included, continue to see animals as humans and humans as animals...read more
By Lorraine Daston (editor) and Gregg Mitman (editor)

Hardcover:

9780231130387 | Columbia Univ Pr, March 30, 2005, cover price $90.00 | About this edition: Is anthropomorphism a scientific sin?

Paperback:

9780231130394 | Columbia Univ Pr, September 15, 2006, cover price $30.00 | About this edition: Is anthropomorphism a scientific sin?

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Product Description: 433 pages.
By Lorraine Daston (editor) and Christoph Engel (editor)

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9783832921439 | Nomos Verlagsgesellschaft Mbh & Co, September 1, 2006, cover price $117.00 | About this edition: 433 pages.

Paperback:

9780130201058, titled "Strategies for Successful Writing & S & S Quick Access Ref. for Writers, 2/E & Exercise Booklet & English Internet 98-99 Pkg" | 4th edition (Prentice Hall, June 1, 1999), cover price $49.60 | also contains Strategies for Successful Writing & S & S Quick Access Ref. for Writers, 2/E & Exercise Booklet & English Internet 98-99 Pkg

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Product Description: This volume is a comprehensive account of knowledge of the natural world in Europe, ca. 1500-1700. Often referred to as the Scientific Revolution, this period saw major transformations in fields as diverse as anatomy and astronomy, natural history and mathematics...read more
By Lorraine Daston (editor) and Roy Porter (editor)

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9780521572446 | Cambridge Univ Pr, July 31, 2006, cover price $265.00 | About this edition: This volume is a comprehensive account of knowledge of the natural world in Europe, ca.

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Product Description: What are the relationships between philosophy and the history of philosophy, the history of science and the philosophy of science? This selection of essays by Lorenz Krüger (1932-1994) presents exemplary studies on the philosophy of John Locke and Immanuel Kant, on the history of physics and on the scope and limitations of scientific explanation, and a realistic understanding of science and truth...read more

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9783110180428 | Walter De Gruyter Inc, February 28, 2005, cover price $154.00 | About this edition: What are the relationships between philosophy and the history of philosophy, the history of science and the philosophy of science?

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By Benjamin R. Barber (contributor), T. J. Clark (contributor), Lorraine Daston (contributor), Michael Fried (contributor), Frank Kermode (contributor), Martha C. Nussbaum, Derek Parfit (contributor), Grethe B. Peterson (editor), Salman Rushdie (editor), Laurence H. Tribe (contributor) and Garry Wills (contributor)

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9780874807950 | Univ of Utah Pr, June 24, 2004, cover price $35.00

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Product Description: For thousands of years, people have used nature to justify their political, moral, and social judgments. Such appeals to the moral authority of nature are still very much with us today, as heated debates over genetically modified organisms and human cloning testify...read more (view table of contents, read Amazon.com's description)

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9780226136806 | Univ of Chicago Pr, January 1, 2004, cover price $87.00 | About this edition: For thousands of years, people have used nature to justify their political, moral, and social judgments.

Paperback:

9780226136813 | Univ of Chicago Pr, December 1, 2003, cover price $34.00 | About this edition: For thousands of years, people have used nature to justify their political, moral, and social judgments.

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Product Description: A rich exploration of how European naturalists used wonder and wonders (oddities and marvels) to envision and explain the natural world.Winner of the History of Science Society's Pfizer Prize"This book is about setting the limits of the natural and the limits of the known, wonders and wonder, from the High Middle Ages through the Enlightenment...read more (view table of contents, read Amazon.com's description)

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9780942299908, titled "Wonders and the Order of Nature 1150-1750" | Zone Books, May 8, 1998, cover price $42.95 | About this edition: A rich exploration of how European naturalists used wonder and wonders (oddities and marvels) to envision and explain the natural world.

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9780942299915 | Zone Books, October 1, 2001, cover price $29.95 | About this edition: A rich exploration of how European naturalists used wonder and wonders (oddities and marvels) to envision and explain the natural world.

Why does an object or phenomenon become the subject of scientific inquiry? Why do some of these objects remain provocative, while others fade from center stage? And why do objects sometimes return as the focus of research long after they were once abandoned?Addressing such questions, Biographies of Scientific Objects is about how whole domains of phenomena—dreams, atoms, monsters, culture, society, mortality, centers of gravity, value, cytoplasmic particles, the self, tuberculosis—come into being and sometimes pass away as objects of scientific study. With examples drawn from both the natural and social sciences, and ranging from the sixteenth to the twentieth centuries, this book explores the ways in which scientific objects are both real and historical. Whether discovered or invented, these objects of inquiry broaden and deepen in meaning—growing more "real"—as they become entangled in webs of cultural significance, material practices, and theoretical derivations. Thus their biographies will matter to anyone concerned with the formation of scientific knowledge.Contributors are Jed Z. Buchwald, Lorraine Daston, Rivka Feldhay, Jan Goldstein, Gerard Jorland, Doris Kauffman, Bruno Latour, Theodore M. Porter, Hans-Jörg Rheinberger, Marshall Sahlins, and Peter Wagner. (view table of contents)
By Lorraine Daston (editor)

Hardcover:

9780226136707 | Univ of Chicago Pr, June 15, 2000, cover price $92.00

Paperback:

9780226136721 | Univ of Chicago Pr, June 15, 2000, cover price $32.00 | About this edition: Why does an object or phenomenon become the subject of scientific inquiry?

Hardcover:

9780691084978 | Princeton Univ Pr, August 1, 1988, cover price $67.50

Paperback:

9780691006444 | Reprint edition (Princeton Univ Pr, October 16, 1995), cover price $72.00

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