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Historical Studies in the Natural Sciences. 2017; 472200–254 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/hsns.2017.47.2.200
Published: 01 April 2017
... of epistemic virtues. Doing so will not only emphasize the unique aspects of his astronomical research, but also reveal its connections to his left radical brand of Marxism. A crucial feature of Pannekoek’s astronomical method was the active role ascribed to astronomers. They were expected to use...
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Historical Studies in the Natural Sciences. 2020; 503217–247 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/hsns.2020.50.3.217
Published: 28 May 2020
..., advertisements, and news articles. The printed word helped bring new conceptions of selfhood along with new forms of virtue, success, masculinity, and American-ness into being. A man was his word as Burton J. Bledstein wrote, or the words others used about him. 21 The widespread availability of printed...
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Historical Studies in the Natural Sciences. 2020; 501-241–49 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/hsns.2020.50.1-2.41
Published: 02 April 2020
... Virtue of Necessity : Inter- disciplinarity and the Rise of Computer Music at Vietnam-Era Stanford, Osiris 28, no. 1 (2013): 254 77. 12. Cyrus C. M. Mody and Hyungsub Choi, From Materials Science to Nanotechnology: Interdisciplinary Center Programs at Cornell University, 1960 2000, HSNS 43, no. 2...
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Historical Studies in the Natural Sciences. 2019; 494384–419 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/hsns.2019.49.4.384
Published: 01 September 2019
... catastrophic consequences of climate change. Rather, this administrative decision was rooted in widespread skepticism of the public’s ability to regulate their panic given popular dissemination of alarming scenarios of the future. Their concerns were not epistemic; they were sociopolitical. Broad-based appeals...
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Historical Studies in the Natural Sciences. 2019; 492151–193 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/hsns.2019.49.2.151
Published: 01 April 2019
...- cated in geopolitical competition and large-scale socio-economic change, post- war cosmology is usually presented as advancing haltingly along its own narrow epistemic track until 1965, when without evident cue or context things suddenly changed. In the 1950s, cosmological research was not held in high...
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Historical Studies in the Natural Sciences. 2018; 482123–179 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/hsns.2018.48.2.123
Published: 01 April 2018
..., httpwww. ucpress.edu/journals.php?p¼reprints. DOI: httpsdoi.org/10.1525/hsns.2018.48.2.123. Thus the system of the world only oscillates around a mean state from which it never departs except by a very small quantity. By virtue of its constitution and the law of gravity, it enjoys a stability that can be...
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Historical Studies in the Natural Sciences. 2017; 473423–442 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/hsns.2017.47.3.423
Published: 01 June 2017
... the basis for some popular books he wrote) and served as something of a producer for other science-oriented programs for children.28 The virtue of adding Reichenbach s book into the three Nye considers is not because Reichenbach s views are terribly similar to Polanyi s (or either of the other two for...
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Historical Studies in the Natural Sciences. 2017; 471107–116 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/hsns.2017.47.1.107
Published: 01 February 2017
... Thesis. Stanley insists that these supposed enemies shared a broad set of what he calls valence valuesagreed-upon principles about matters of evi- dence, verification, trust, diligence, and so forth. Similar to what Lorraine Daston and Peter Galison call epistemic virtues Stanley s valence values...
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Historical Studies in the Natural Sciences. 2015; 452273–302 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/hsns.2015.45.2.273
Published: 01 April 2015
... right political decisions.27 The con- nection between biology and politics was sought not only from idealistic convictions. The SMA, in virtue of its ambitious program, was expecting to receive large financial contributions from the federal and state governments, as well as private parties. It was...
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Historical Studies in the Natural Sciences. 2015; 452217–272 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/hsns.2015.45.2.217
Published: 01 April 2015
... change, complexity and detail is therefore a virtue and not a vice. What the article s meticulously detailed historical analysis of lab-level change reveals is indeed that the analysis of the profound transformation of SLAC, a flagship U.S. national research lab and an important part of the postwar...
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Historical Studies in the Natural Sciences. 2015; 4511–13 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/hsns.2015.45.1.1
Published: 01 February 2015
... extent to which their practitioners incorporated and reconstructed earlier cytological methods to explore heredity at the cellular level on the laboratory bench. Both scenarios, the material-experimental and the socio-political, provide the epistemic cell-based space in which human heredity was born in...
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Historical Studies in the Natural Sciences. 2015; 451115–146 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/hsns.2015.45.1.115
Published: 01 February 2015
... number was confirmed over and over again? Generally the answer has been to blame a combination of poor techniques and preconcep- tions3 Countering the supposition that better techniques automatically pro- duce better evidence and instead engaging more closely with counting as an epistemic practice...
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Historical Studies in the Natural Sciences. 2014; 443197–233 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/hsns.2014.44.3.197
Published: 01 June 2014
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Historical Studies in the Natural Sciences. 2013; 433334–370 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/hsns.2013.43.3.334
Published: 01 June 2013
... starting points for empirical inquiry and as a means of discovering new regularities and confirming or correcting hypoth- eses. Dufay valued wonders as a means to his epistemic ends, much as pre- ternatural philosophers had done for the previous two centuries. Secondly and relatedly, current literature...
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Historical Studies in the Natural Sciences. 2013; 433281–333 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/hsns.2013.43.3.281
Published: 01 June 2013
... virtually simultaneous and appar- ently independent innovations of Einstein and Picasso were and are often described with similar vocabulary about abstraction with regard to space and time. In line with Langer, Wind, Frye, Huxley, and Waddington, the art critic 42. Epistemic trauma is a construct in this...
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Historical Studies in the Natural Sciences. 2013; 431113–119 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/hsns.2013.43.1.113
Published: 01 February 2013
... in remote field sites, a rhetorical tactic that invested moral as well as epistemic significance in particular places. Staying in a partic- ular location for long periods, whatever the difficulties entailed, helped to underwrite the credibility and mobility of their observations. Reid-Henry s efforts...
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Historical Studies in the Natural Sciences. 2012; 425341–388 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/hsns.2012.42.5.341
Published: 01 November 2012
... moral, aesthetic, and humanistic virtues that he identified with scientific inquiry and the persona of the scientist. According 3 4 2 | WA N G to his notes, the significance of science lay in its humanistic purpose to orient man in his relationship to the world in which he finds himself, including his...
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Historical Studies in the Natural Sciences. 2012; 425389–431 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/hsns.2012.42.5.389
Published: 01 November 2012
..., epistemological ideals become an attractive focus for historians attention. It is unsurprising that, with Lorraine Daston, Galison has recently expanded on the idea, labeling these ideals epistemic virtues, which define historically accepted concepts of objectivity across many disciplines, and so inform...
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Historical Studies in the Natural Sciences. 2012; 425432–475 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/hsns.2012.42.5.432
Published: 01 November 2012
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Historical Studies in the Natural Sciences. 2012; 423190–234 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/hsns.2012.42.3.190
Published: 01 June 2012