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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
...Jessica Wang This essay brings together and builds upon histories of cold war American science and studies of objectivity, scientific personae, and the self by exploring the physicist Merle A. Tuve‘s career in the late 1940s and 1950s as a history of selfhood and the emotional dimensions of...
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Historical Studies in the Natural Sciences. 2019; 494420–446 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/hsns.2019.49.4.420
Published: 01 September 2019
... canal debate as one steeped in Progressive Era political ideology as well as other sociopolitical norms. In conclusion, we are left with two versions of the scientific ideal—the objective, apolitical expert and the heroic scientist. © 2019 by the Regents of the University of California 2019 Mars...
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Historical Studies in the Natural Sciences. 2018; 482246–257 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/hsns.2018.48.2.246
Published: 01 April 2018
... century enjoyed an unchallenged masculine persona (1 3, 21). Her textured and sophisticated book deserves to become required reading for anyone interested in science and gender. These four works cover enough territory to fill a special issue of Historical Studies in the Natural Sciences. Each individually...
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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
... make optical use of his particular conception of the human mind. © 2017 by the Regents of the University of California 2017 Anton Pannekoek epistemic virtues scientific persona statistical astronomy Milky Way appearance historical materialism left radicalism Jacobus Kapteyn CHAOKANG...
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Historical Studies in the Natural Sciences. 2017; 47142–75 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/hsns.2017.47.1.42
Published: 01 February 2017
... been called a persona for museum natural scientists in their historical context.5 This article, rather than using the idea of a scientific persona will employ Barbara H. Rosenwein s notion of emotional communities to explore the creation of museum scientists identities and social expectations...
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Historical Studies in the Natural Sciences. 2016; 465556–591 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/hsns.2016.46.5.556
Published: 01 November 2016
... community of mathematicians, and his identity as a German-Jewish scholar who had been dismissed from the German university system shaped his scientific persona.4 By the time Courant came to represent the NAS in 1960 as an official delegate to the Soviet Union, he was 72 years old and had been in the United...
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Historical Studies in the Natural Sciences. 2016; 465592–632 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/hsns.2016.46.5.592
Published: 01 November 2016
... much larger scale. As was typical of pre-revolutionary intelligentsia, Lavrentiev s family shaped his first professional inclinations. By the 1930s, Lavrentiev had become an expert who assumed novel, hybrid roles. The contradictions evident in his professional persona are best understood by situating...
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Historical Studies in the Natural Sciences. 2015; 453493–500 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/hsns.2015.45.3.493
Published: 01 June 2015
... alternatives, and supply nuanced solutions (27). Hunter particularly revises a historiographical tradition built around the pri- macy of the gentleman s persona within the Royal Society, scholarship heavily shaped by Steven Shapin and Simon Schaffer, even as Hunter is quick to note his own debts to these...
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Historical Studies in the Natural Sciences. 2014; 444424–433 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/hsns.2014.44.4.424
Published: 01 September 2014
... stabilized its cul- tural identity as a quintessentially French substance.14 As a material mediator of French colonial and metropolitan identity (72), coffee also fashioned careers of the philosophes such as Voltaire who built his literary persona on its presumed potency in stimulating creativity. Cafe´s...
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Historical Studies in the Natural Sciences. 2013; 435589–618 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/hsns.2013.43.5.589
Published: 01 November 2013
... Scientific Practitioner in Early Modern EnglandHistory of Science 29 (1991): 279 327; Lorraine Daston, The Ideal and Reality of the Republic of Letters in the Enlightenment Science in Context 4 (1991): 367 86; Jan C. C. Rupp, The New Science and the Public Sphere in the Premodern Era Science in Context 8...
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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
...): 1 64, on 33. 25. Maupertuis s use of books to cultivate a public persona, sometimes at odds with the Academy, is covered in Mary Terrall, The Man Who Flattened the Earth: Maupertuis and the Sciences in the Enlightenment (Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2002), esp. 4 6, 30 34, 69 78, 83 87...
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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
... Lane and Reid-Henry s reconstructions of the spaces of the scientific self. Lane, for example, probes the ways in which astronomers co-opted the persona of the explorer-scientist and heroic field- worker to legitimize their activities and observations. This meant emphasizing their prolonged residence...
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Historical Studies in the Natural Sciences. 2012; 423159–189 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/hsns.2012.42.3.159
Published: 01 June 2012
..., political clubs and associations, scientific trips, popular books, periodicals, and the daily press. In such places, de Buen's natural history acted as an intellectual weapon with which to confront the conservative monarchic attitudes of the Spanish Restoration, but it also provided a moral backing to a...
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Historical Studies in the Natural Sciences. 2011; 414405–446 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/hsns.2011.41.4.405
Published: 01 October 2011
... development of the discipline of ethology, none has offered a detailed analysis of how, over the course of his career, Lorenz developed the geese in his writings and how this development can be read as constitutive of his own evolving scientific persona. This is surprising, in that Lorenz emerged as one of...
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Historical Studies in the Natural Sciences. 2010; 403279–317 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/hsns.2010.40.3.279
Published: 01 August 2010
... Science: Problems in the Logic of Scientific Explanation (New York: Harcourt, Brace & World, 1961), chapt. 12, Mechanistic Explanation and Organismic Biology. Nagel s chapter was a revised version of an earlier paper that based on citation analysis seems to have attracted far less attention from...
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Historical Studies in the Natural Sciences. 2010; 401125–135 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/hsns.2010.40.1.125
Published: 01 February 2010
... argues, an altogether new persona for the weather observer. The gentleman weather diarist of the eighteenth century had been engaged in a project of self-cultivation, absorbed in his own responses to the atmosphere. The meteorological observer of the Second Empire, by contrast, drew attention to himself...
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Historical Studies in the Natural Sciences. 2009; 394491–500 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/hsns.2009.39.4.491
Published: 01 November 2009
... E W | 4 9 9 22. Gentilcore, Medical Charlatanism (ref. 15). HSNS3904_05 9/23/09 2:18 PM Page 499 persona was useful to other alchemists: Paradoxically, by establishing a coun- terpoint against which alchemists could assert a new, more powerful persona as expert, the Betrüger played a crucial role...
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Historical Studies in the Natural Sciences. 2009; 391115–125 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/hsns.2009.39.1.115
Published: 01 February 2009
... in the polarization of the personae of artist and scien- tist, and Galison looking beyond the nineteenth-century moment of the 1992 article to show how, in the twentieth century, a re-evaluation of scientific ob- jectivity led to an explicit acceptance of the scientist s presence, his or her dis...
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Historical Studies in the Natural Sciences. 2008; 381163–171 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/hsns.2008.38.1.163
Published: 01 February 2008
... that addressed the history of nature. In Part Two Rudwick shifts from descriptive to narrative mode and recounts how various approaches to a science of the earth became subsumed under a historically oriented science of geology. Foremost among the dramatis personae are Cuvier, Alexandre Brongniart, J.-B...
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Historical Studies in the Natural Sciences. 2007; 372271–336 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/hsps.2007.37.2.271
Published: 01 March 2007
... determining the place that he gave science in his persona, was neither the alterations nor the applications of science itself, however great those were over the course of his adult life. Rather, the roles that science had in the successive phases of Mumford s self-conception were determined chiefly by changes...