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  1. On the Modern Cult of the Factish Gods
    Building on his earlier book We Have Never Been Modern, Bruno Latour develops his argument about the Modern fetishization of facts, or the creation of factishes.... Learn More
    Published: 28th December 2010
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  2. The Heavens on Earth
    A collection exploring the place of the observatory in nineteenth-century science, culture.... Learn More
    Published: 26th January 2010
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  3. Emergence and Embodiment
    Emerging in the 1940s, the first cybernetics—the study of communication and control systems—was mainstreamed under the names artificial intelligence and computer science and taken up by the social sciences, the humanities,... Learn More
    Published: 30th October 2009
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  4. The Mangle in Practice
    In The Mangle of Practice (1995), the renowned sociologist of science Andrew Pickering argued for a reconceptualization of research practice as a “mangle,” an open-ended, evolutionary, and performative interplay of... Learn More
    Published: 14th January 2009
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  5. Science without Laws
    A comparison of the use of model systems and exemplary cases across fields in the natural and social sciences.... Learn More
    Published: 3rd September 2007
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  6. Tissue Economies
    As new medical technologies are developed, more and more human tissues—such as skin, bones, heart valves, embryos, and stem cell lines—are stored and distributed for therapeutic and research purposes. The accelerating... Learn More
    Published: 20th March 2006
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  7. Genes in Development
    In light of scientific advances such as genomics, predictive diagnostics, genetically engineered agriculture, nuclear transfer cloning, and the manipulation of stem cells, the idea that genes carry predetermined molecular programs... Learn More
    Published: 27th January 2006
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  8. Growing Explanations
    For much of the twentieth century scientists sought to explain objects and processes by reducing them to their components—nuclei into protons and neutrons, proteins into amino acids, and so on—but over the past forty... Learn More
    Published: 24th November 2004
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  9. The Effortless Economy of Science?
    A leading scholar of the history and philosophy of economic thought, Philip Mirowski argues that there has been a top-to-bottom transformation in how scientific research is organized and funded in Western countries over the past... Learn More
    Published: 21st July 2004
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  10. The Body Multiple
    The Body Multiple is an extraordinary ethnography of an ordinary disease. Drawing on fieldwork in a Dutch university hospital, Annemarie Mol looks at the day-to-day diagnosis and treatment of atherosclerosis. A patient information... Learn More
    Published: 17th January 2003
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  11. Chinese Medicine in Contemporary China
    As a traditional healing art that has established a contemporary global presence, Chinese medicine defies categories and raises many interesting questions. If Chinese medicine is "traditional," why has it not disappeared... Learn More
    Published: 12th June 2002
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  12. Complexities
    Although much recent social science and humanities work has been a revolt against simplification, this volume explores the contrast between simplicity and complexity to reveal that this dichotomy, itself, is too simplistic. John... Learn More
    Published: 10th June 2002
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  13. How Economics Became a Mathematical Science
    In How Economics Became a Mathematical Science E. Roy Weintraub traces the history of economics through the prism of the history of mathematics in the twentieth century. As mathematics has evolved, so has the image of mathematics,... Learn More
    Published: 28th May 2002
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  14. Aircraft Stories
    In Aircraft Stories noted sociologist of technoscience John Law tells “stories” about a British attempt to build a military aircraft—the TSR2. The intertwining of these stories demonstrates the ways in which... Learn More
    Published: 24th April 2002
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  15. Imre Lakatos and the Guises of Reason
    The Hungarian émigré Imre Lakatos (1922–1974) earned a worldwide reputation through the influential philosophy of science debates involving Thomas Kuhn, Paul Feyerabend, and Sir Karl Popper. In Imre Lakatos... Learn More
    Published: 9th April 2001
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  16. Evolution's Eye
    In recent decades, Susan Oyama and her colleagues in the burgeoning field of developmental systems theory have rejected the determinism inherent in the nature/nurture debate, arguing that behavior cannot be reduced to distinct... Learn More
    Published: 3rd May 2000
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