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Never pure : historical studies of science as if it was produced by people with bodies, situated in time, space, culture, and society, and struggling for credibility and authority / Steven Shapin.

By: Shapin, Steven.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: Baltimore, Md. : Johns Hopkins University Press, c2010Description: ix, 552 p. ; 24 cm.ISBN: 9780801894206 (hardcover : alk. paper); 0801894204 (hardcover : alk. paper); 9780801894213 (pbk. : alk. paper); 0801894212 (pbk. : alk. paper).Subject(s): Science -- Social aspects -- History | Science -- HistoryDDC classification: Other classification: 02.01
Contents:
Lowering the tone in the history of science : a noble calling -- Cordelia's love : credibility and the social studies of science -- How to be antiscientific -- Science and prejudice in historical perspective -- The house of experiment in seventeenth-century England -- Pump and circumstance : Robert Boyle's literary technology -- "The mind is its own place" : science and solitude in seventeenth-century England -- "A scholar and a gentleman" : the problematic identity of the scientific practioner in seventeenth-century England -- Who was Robert Hooke? -- Who is the industrial scientist? : commentary from academic sociology and from the shop floor in the United States, ca. 1900-ca. 1970 -- The philosopher and the chicken : on the dietetics of disembodied knowledge -- How to eat like a gentleman : dietetics and ethics in in early modern England -- Trusting George Cheyne : scientific expertise, common sense, and moral authority in early eighteenth-century dietetic medicine -- Proverbial economies : how an understanding of some linguistic and social features of common sense can throw light on more prestigious bodies of knowledge, science for example -- Descartes the doctor : rationalism and its therapies-- Science and the modern world.
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Includes bibliographical references and index.

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