The Science Wars

For those of you having trouble finding Sokal’s article, he has it on his website HERE

And here is the second article, where he revealed the hoax (also from his website).

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Politics, Science, Money, etc.

For those of you interested in reading a bit further about these issues:

Greenberg, Daniel S. The Politics of Pure Science. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1999.

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Bohr

For those interested in learning more about Bohr and his thought, have a look at:

Murdoch, Dugland. Niels Bohr’s Philosophy of Physics. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1987.

And:

Bohr, Niels. “Discussions with Einstein on Epistemological Problems in Atomic Physics,” in Sclipp, P. (Ed.),  Albert Einstein: Philosopher-Scientist. New York: Tudor Pub. 1951.

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Tuskegee

For those of you who are interested in reading more about Tuskegee here are two good books:

Reverby, Susan. Examining Tuskegee: The Infamous Syphilis Study and its Legacy. Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 2009.

Jones, James. Bad Blood: The Tuskegee Syphilis Experiment. New York: Free Press, 1993.

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Peer Review

For those of you who are interested in thinking a bit more about peer review here is a link to the page on peer review from the National Institutes of Health (part of the US Department of Health and Human Services). This should give you something to think about not only in terms of this week’s discussion of peer review, but next week’s discussions as well.

Click through to their page that outlines their peer review process.

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More on Science and Irrationalism

If you are interested in reading more about Nietzsche, Walter Kaufman’s classic text is a good place to start:

Kaufmann, Walter, Nietzsche: Philosopher, Psychologist, Antichrist. Princeton: Princeton University Press, 1950.

And for those of you interested in Freud, Peter Gay’s biography provides a good account:

Gay, Peter. Freud: A Life for Our Time. New York: Norton, 2006

For more information on sexuality in turn of the century Vienna that focuses on figures other than Freud, have a look at David Luft’s Eros and Inwardness:

Luft, David. Eros and Inwardness in Vienna: Weinninger, Musil, Doderer. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2003.

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For Thursday:

Think of a controversy from the history of your own field for Thursday’s seminar

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More on Huxley Vs. Wilberforce

For those of you who are interested and would like to read a bit more, J. R. Lucas’s “Wilberforce and Huxley: A Legendary Encounter” is an excellent place to start:

Lucas, J. R. “Wilberforce and Huxley: A Legendary Encounter.” The Historical Journal Vol. 22, No. 2, June 1979, pp. 313-30

And Janet Browne’s 2 volume biography of Darwin is also great:

Browne, Janet, Darwin: A Biography (Vol. 1: Voyaging, Vol 2: The Power of Place). New York: Knopf, 1995-2002

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Huxley Vs. Wilberforce Recreation from NOVA

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Some Books

Here are a couple of general books on the history of modern science:

Companion to the history of modern science / edited by R.C. Olby … [et al.]. (@ OSU LIBRARY)

The history of modern science : a guide to the second scientific revolution, 1800-1950 / Stephen G. Brush. (@ OSU LIBRARY)

A history of western science / Anthony M. Alioto. (@ OSU LIBRARY)

The Oxford companion to the history of modern science [electronic resource] / editor in chief, John L. Heilbron ; editors, James Bartholomew … [et al.]. (ONLINE @ OSU LIBRARY)

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