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Nervous Conditions
Nervous Conditions (March 2006)
Science and the Body Politic in Early Industrial Britain
Elizabeth Green Musselman - Author

Examines nineteenth-century scientists’ obsession with nerves and the nervous system.

Nervous Conditions explores the role of the body in the development of modern science, challenging the myth that modern science is built on a bedrock of objectivity and confident empiricism. In this fascinating look into the private world of British natural philosophers—including John Dalton, Lord Kelvin,...(Read More)

 
 
Galileo's Pendulum
Galileo's Pendulum (October 2003)
Science, Sexuality, and the Body-Instrument Link
Dusan I. Bjelic - Author
Michael Lynch - Foreword by

Examines the history of science in light of recent theories of sexuality and the body.

Drawing on the theories of Michel Foucault, Judith Butler, and others who have written on the history of sexuality and the body, Galileo's Pendulum explores how the emergence of the scientific method in the seventeenth century led to a de-emphasis on the body and sexuality. The first half of the book focuses on the historical...(Read More)
 
 
Mistaken Identity
Mistaken Identity (November 2001)
The Mind-Brain Problem Reconsidered
Leslie Brothers - Author

This “unauthorized biography” of cognitive neuroscience unveils hidden errors in current mind-body accounts and sheds new light on basic scientific issues.

Neuroscientist Leslie Brothers argues that our understanding of the brain is determined by popular beliefs about the mind. She critiques “neuroism,” which explains the mind in terms of individual brains, and shows that widely held assumptions ab...(Read More)
 
 
The A B C of Armageddon
The A B C of Armageddon (August 2001)
Bertrand Russell on Science, Religion, and the Next War, 1919-1938
Peter H. Denton - Author

An exploration of Bertrand Russell's writings during the interwar years, a period when he advocated "the scientific outlook" to insure the survival of humanity in an age of potential self-destruction.

Peter H. Denton explores Bertrand Russell's attempt to articulate the kind of world he thought possible and the world he feared in the aftermath of World War I. Two concerns were fundamental to Russell's work between 1919 and 1938: the p...(Read More)
 
 
Why Movements Matter
Why Movements Matter (July 2001)
The West German Peace Movement and U.S. Arms Control Policy
Steve Breyman - Author
Helen Caldicott - Foreword by

Details the West German peace movement's impact on German, U.S., and NATO politics and security dynamics in the 1980s.

Why Movements Matter is a provocative account of how the Reagan administration relented to pressures created by international peace movements during one of the most dangerous episodes of the Cold War. Breyman provides the first systematic account of the West German anti-missile movement, among ...(Read More)
 
 
Degrees of Compromise
Degrees of Compromise (April 2001)
Industrial Interests and Academic Values
Jennifer Croissant - Editor
Sal Restivo - Editor

Analyzes value changes arising from new university-industry research relationships.

Degrees of Compromise
probes the convergence of for-profit business collaborations with higher education. Interdisciplinary in scope, the collection questions the effects of commercialization activities on undergraduate student values and graduate education practice and ethics, research autonomy, institutional prestige, and scientific...(Read More)
 
 
Visions of STS
Visions of STS (February 2001)
Counterpoints in Science, Technology, and Society Studies
Stephen H. Cutcliffe - Editor
Carl Mitcham - Editor

Maps interconnections between science, technology, and society in order to understand both benefits and costs.

Visions of STS
brings together the views of ten leading scholars to clarify the nature of Science, Technology, and Society Studies and point toward future developments. The interdisciplinary field of STS maps out the interconnected relationships among science, technology, and society in order to better unde...(Read More)
 
 
Science, Technology, and Democracy
Science, Technology, and Democracy (September 2000)
Daniel Lee Kleinman - Editor

Examines restrictions and potentialities for public access to science and technology decision making.

Activists, scientists, and scholars in the social sciences and humanities explore in productive dialogue what it means to democratize science and technology. The contributors consider what role lay people can have in a realm traditionally restricted to experts, and examine the socio-economic and ideological barriers to creating a scien...(Read More)
 
 
Beyond the Science Wars
Beyond the Science Wars (August 2000)
The Missing Discourse about Science and Society
Ullica Segerstrale - Editor

Contextualizes the "Science Wars" from interdisciplinary sociological, historical, scientific, political, and cultural perspectives.

Beyond the Science Wars offers a broad contextualization of the "Science Wars"--an ongoing debate between scientists and social scientists over the nature and meaning of science--from interdisciplinary sociological, historical, scientific, political, and cultural perspectives. Beyond...(Read More)
 
 
Human Sciences
Human Sciences (June 2000)
Reappraising the Humanities Through History and Philosophy
Jens Hoyrup - Author

Offers historical and philosophical arguments for treating the humanities as sciences.

Human Sciences assesses the importance and value of the humanities historically and philosophically, and makes the case for treating them as sciences. Through careful examination of the characteristics they share with the natural and social sciences, as well as what distinguishes them from other scientific fields, the book argues that the huma...(Read More)
 
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