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Historical Studies in the Natural Sciences (2019) 49 (4): 384–419.
Published: 01 September 2019
... change, these linguistic cues of moderation became powerful heuristics that helped shape and anchor assessments of climate risk, calibrate scientists’ advice to policy makers, and regulate public apprehension about climate risk. Ultimately, officials within and outside the science community concluded...
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Historical Studies in the Natural Sciences (2018) 48 (3): 300–337.
Published: 01 June 2018
... development of retrosynthetic analysis, a key method that chemists use to plan organic chemical syntheses, and LHASA (Logic and Heuristics Applied to Synthetic Analysis), a computer program intended to aid chemists in this task. The chemist E. J. Corey developed this method and computer program side-by-side...
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Historical Studies in the Natural Sciences (2020) 50 (3): 311–322.
Published: 28 May 2020
... second is an internal teleology in which an Aris- totelian principle of ordering that is intrinsic to the world makes everything essentially end-directed (2). The third is a heuristic teleology, inspired by Kant, and is purely conceptual . . . to understand the world but in no sense constitutive...
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Historical Studies in the Natural Sciences (2020) 50 (1-2): 41–49.
Published: 02 April 2020
... Wajcman (Cam- bridge, MA: MIT Press, 2008), 635 90. 17. Gabriel Henderson, Adhering to the Flashing Yellow Light : Heuristics of Moderation and Carbon Dioxide Politics during the 1970s, HSNS 49, no. 4 (2019): 384 419; Michelle D. Hoffman, Just a Theory: The Atomic Theory Debate and High School...
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Historical Studies in the Natural Sciences (2020) 50 (1-2): 129–182.
Published: 02 April 2020
... notes recording the composition of the Attempt67 At some point, new facts may help us to establish a precise chronology for the discovery of the periodic law. The study of the printed editions of the Attempt represents an exceptionally important heuristic contribution to this task. However, it is a...
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Historical Studies in the Natural Sciences (2019) 49 (1): 1–40.
Published: 01 February 2019
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Historical Studies in the Natural Sciences (2018) 48 (5): 594–603.
Published: 01 November 2018
... Processes, Cognitive Psychology 7 (1975): 44 64, 44 45. On the appropriation of computer conceptions by psychology, see Gerd Gigerenzer, From Tools to Theories: A Heuristic of Discovery in Cognitive Psychology, Psychological Review 2 (1991): 254 67. OBSERVAT I ONS , NARRAT I V E , AND DATA | 595...
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Historical Studies in the Natural Sciences (2018) 48 (5): 659–672.
Published: 01 November 2018
... companies such as Invitae make money from software and protocols that are necessary to interpret the sequenced genome. Their commercial value is tied to their specific tech- niques for heuristically connecting the variants collected from an individual genome with a specific condition identified in the...
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Historical Studies in the Natural Sciences (2018) 48 (4): 475–525.
Published: 01 September 2018
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Historical Studies in the Natural Sciences (2017) 47 (4): 494–528.
Published: 01 September 2017
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Historical Studies in the Natural Sciences (2017) 47 (3): 268–292.
Published: 01 June 2017
... this I have been able to find no information. 43. Van t Hoff did employ tetrahedral paper models of carbon atoms as a heuristic tool. However, he always clearly stated that this heurism did not suggest anything about the actual physical shapes of real physical atoms. D I L EMMAS OF P I ERRE DUHEM...
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Historical Studies in the Natural Sciences (2017) 47 (3): 423–442.
Published: 01 June 2017
... personal is where the subjective confronts the objective: Research does not rely on accident: the continuously renewed risks of failure normally incurred at every heuristic step are taken without ever acting randomly. Responsible action excludes randomness, even as it suppresses egocentric arbitrariness.36...
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Historical Studies in the Natural Sciences (2017) 47 (1): 1–41.
Published: 01 February 2017
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Historical Studies in the Natural Sciences (2016) 46 (4): 538–547.
Published: 01 September 2016
... make the familiar strange and denaturalize what is taken for granted in the present. Harrison also employs geography as a heuristic, inviting his readers into a potential way of thinking about these categories. The Territories of Science and Religion opens with a dis- cussion of nations and maps, not...
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Historical Studies in the Natural Sciences (2016) 46 (4): 460–489.
Published: 01 September 2016
... which was the debate on the existence or not of the ether. Following Einstein s famous statement that his theory was neutral regarding this issue,2 the floor was open for arguments on whether it was convenient to regard the ether as a real entity, to keep it as a useful heuristic tool, or to dismiss the...
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Historical Studies in the Natural Sciences (2016) 46 (3): 313–359.
Published: 01 June 2016
... toMaxwell s equations and to modify electromagnetic constants to describe optical phenomena. The ion hypothesis played an important heuristic role for Drude by giving physical meaning to formal developments. Lehrbuch der Optik was the first textbook on optics to combine systematically the electromagnetic...
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Historical Studies in the Natural Sciences (2016) 46 (3): 360–391.
Published: 01 June 2016
... heuristic, Nye his- toricizes the nineteenth-century demarcation between physics and chemistry.6 She advances institutional arguments to show that chemists distanced themselves from physicists starting from roughly the 1830s, such that b]y 1873, strong disciplinary boundaries had been mapped out between...
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Historical Studies in the Natural Sciences (2015) 45 (5): 641–702.
Published: 01 November 2015
... solution of a single problem into de novo solutions to problems in a wide array of fields. Rather, a considerable array of models, approximation techni- ques, and guiding heuristics remained intact across the transition from the old quantum theory to the quantum mechanics. Similarly, the purview physicists...
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Historical Studies in the Natural Sciences (2015) 45 (2): 303–339.
Published: 01 April 2015
... of the ether. Did he look on them as no more than heuristic tools, to be tossed aside once they had helped him find the proper field equations, or did he instead regard them as steps toward a realistic representation of the actual structure of the electromagnetic medium? In his long paper On...
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Historical Studies in the Natural Sciences (2014) 44 (5): 435–469.
Published: 01 November 2014
... (from Heuristic to Normative in Klima, ed. James Rodger Fleming and Vladimir Jancovic, Osiris 26 (Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2011), 224 42. 4. First quote from Daniel Bodansky, The History of the Global Climate Change Regime in International Relations and Global Climate Change, ed. Urs...