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Historical Studies in the Natural Sciences. 2019; 493300–337 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/hsns.2019.49.3.300
Published: 01 June 2019
...Sjang L. Ten Hagen This history of the concept of fact reveals that the fact-oriented practices of German physicists and historians derived from common origins. The concept of fact became part of the German language remarkably late. It gained momentum only toward the end of the eighteenth century...
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Historical Studies in the Natural Sciences. 2014; 442178–186 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/hsns.2014.44.2.178
Published: 01 April 2014
... . $75.00 (cloth). Frédérique Aït-touati . Fictions of the Cosmos: Science and Literature in the Seventeenth Century , trans. Susan Emanuel . : University of Chicago Press , 2011 . ix + 261 pp., illus., index. ISBN-13: 978-0-226-01122-6 . $45.00 (cloth). Early Modern Facts and Fictions BY...
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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
... which different groups judged which facts were wondrous and which were mundane or unsurprising. © 2013 by the Regents of the University of California 2013 Royal Academy of Sciences Charles Dufay wonders phosphorescence electricity Claude-Joseph Geoffroy Robert Boyle Athanasius Kircher...
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Historical Studies in the Natural Sciences. 1996; 262347–403 doi: https://doi.org/10.2307/27757765
Published: 01 January 1996
.... The Hopf bifurcation and its applications (New York, 1976), 327-328. ANA MILLAN GASCA* Mathematical theories versus biological facts: A debate on mathematical population dynamics in the 1930s The idea of applying mathematics to biological or biomedical problems was part of the Enlightenment's...
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Historical Studies in the Natural Sciences. 2020; 501-2129–182 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/hsns.2020.50.1-2.129
Published: 02 April 2020
... process of publishing the results of a scientific study, a researcher comes to realize that what he has discovered is, in fact, a major scientific breakthrough and begins to take the necessary steps toward establishing his scientific priority. © 2020 by The Regents of the University of California 2020...
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Historical Studies in the Natural Sciences. 2005; 36171–91 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/hsps.2005.36.1.71
Published: 01 September 2005
... friendly nations in the early years of the cold war——or so the fable goes. ©© 2005 by The Regents of the University of California. All rights reserved. 2005 JOHN KRIGE* The politics of phosphorus-32: A cold war fable based on fact HSPS, Volume 36, Part 1, pages 71-91. ISSN 0890-9997. ©2005 by The...
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Historical Studies in the Natural Sciences. 2018; 48124–55 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/hsns.2018.48.1.24
Published: 01 February 2018
... theoretical choice made by the founding architects of quantum theory, not a fundamental principle of reality necessitated by experimental facts. As a result, Bell decried the general lull in quantum interpretation debates within the physics community, and in particular, the complete omission of Louis de...
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Historical Studies in the Natural Sciences. 2020; 501-258–66 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/hsns.2020.50.1-2.58
Published: 02 April 2020
... field. The circumstance apparently stems from the fact that we often focus on the most resounding and divisive historiographic contro- versies, rather than on the daily individual work and collective endeavor that constitute a scholarly journal. In what follows I survey a sample of the essays and...
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Historical Studies in the Natural Sciences. 2020; 501-2209–216 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/hsns.2020.50.1-2.209
Published: 02 April 2020
... Cold War circumstances, finally falling victim to its own growth and costs. However, as Martin makes clear, the fate of particle physics did not in fact signal the end of American physics. In fact, contrary to the reductionism of the master narrative, American physics all along included a variety of...
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Historical Studies in the Natural Sciences. 2020; 501-211–16 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/hsns.2020.50.1-2.11
Published: 02 April 2020
... science was emancipated from phi- losophy, for better or worse. This is all now commonplace, and like most commonplaces it tends to airbrush out other paths the discipline might have taken in the 1970s, and even those the discipline in fact did take in its emer- gence from under Thomas Kuhn s overcoat...
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Historical Studies in the Natural Sciences. 2020; 501-2199–208 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/hsns.2020.50.1-2.199
Published: 02 April 2020
... an academic physicist on matters of technology described by van Calmhout as inexplicable adopting Goudsmit s point of view was in fact BOOK REV I EWS | 201 unusual in the United States at the time. What were the relations of science, technology, and the military? Jumping to postwar exploitation...
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Historical Studies in the Natural Sciences. 2020; 501-217–24 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/hsns.2020.50.1-2.17
Published: 02 April 2020
... philosophical methods were that he had in mind.2 In Volume 11, the incoming editor, John Heilbron, did not dwell on phi- losophy either; in fact, he sternly limited the scope of philosophical thought in HSPS: Discussion of philosophical or other ideas that do not relate directly to scientific work or practice...
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Historical Studies in the Natural Sciences. 2020; 501-2183–198 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/hsns.2020.50.1-2.183
Published: 02 April 2020
.... 15 In our age, this fact has to do with the use of technology and prevalent cultural values that shape our ideas, dreams, and fears about having children. Prenatal medical supervision is nowadays an essential part of any health care system. It includes a clinical approach in a traditional sense...
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Historical Studies in the Natural Sciences. 2020; 501-231–40 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/hsns.2020.50.1-2.31
Published: 02 April 2020
.... Throughout Weimar culture, Forman characterizes the relative isolation of physicists not as a transhistorical fact, but rather as a contingent state of affairs that had become a problem for the exact scientists. Immediately after the war, they found themselves in a position of weakness: enrollments were...
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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
... especially epistemic relativism, a social constructivist view of scientific knowledge, skepticism toward facts and scientific expertise more generally. Yet if we bracket epistemology and just look at what people write, the journal today is suffused with the aims of STS: to show that science and scientists...
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Historical Studies in the Natural Sciences. 2020; 501-290–128 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/hsns.2020.50.1-2.90
Published: 02 April 2020
... possible. He thought there was value in studying the past because history provided experience and suggested which processes played a role in determining outcomes. But, as he claimed in 1933, one of the most important evidences of history concerns the fact that nothing remains the same indefi- nitely in...
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Historical Studies in the Natural Sciences. 2017; 474529–567 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/hsns.2017.47.4.529
Published: 01 September 2017
... importantly, the fact that this data would influence the debate over the discovery of element 72. Interestingly, it is likely this controversy led to the retention of relevant archival material. By tracing the actors that created and curated a particular collection of documents and spectra, one can explore...
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Historical Studies in the Natural Sciences. 2019; 495471–503 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/hsns.2019.49.5.471
Published: 01 November 2019
... effectively. In fact, the ALB veterans admitted, on many occasions fear seemed to improve their perfor- mance: it made them alert, quick, resourceful, and cautious under fire, discouraging recklessness and unnecessary risks.31 Having learned how to - Donald Horton, Fear in Battle, 1st rev. ed. (Washington...
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Historical Studies in the Natural Sciences. 2019; 495556–565 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/hsns.2019.49.5.556
Published: 01 November 2019
.... Psychoanalytic projection then is a mode of surveillance, as the data collector projects into or surveys the internal, private world of the subject. But there is a more pressing point about colonial sub- jectivity in the context of the social sciences in midcentury America. Stemming from the fact that the...
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Historical Studies in the Natural Sciences. 2019; 495504–555 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/hsns.2019.49.5.504
Published: 01 November 2019
... the term biology around 1800, neither they nor their conceptions of life itself obliterated the old distinctions between the animal, vegetable, and mineral.26 In fact, an era of divergence of the sciences of plant and animal life can be observed in the aftermath of Schwann s cell theory. If a...