Category Archives: History and Philosophy of Science

Will Thomas on Ken Alder’s “The History of Science as Oxymoron”

Excellent discussion by historian of science Will Thomas (@GWilliamThomas) on a recent paper by Ken Alder: ‘The History of Science as Oxymoron: From Scientific Exceptionalism to Episcience’. This paper is part of an Isis ‘Focus section’ devoted to ‘The Future … Continue reading

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Mechanical Marvels, Clockwork Dreams – Simon Schaffer

Here you have the full BBC documentary Mechanical Marvels, Clockwork Dreams, written and directed by Simon Schaffer.

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Ether Wave Propaganda Blog

Interesting blog devoted to the history and philosophy of science: Ether Wave Propaganda It’s latest post: a video of Simon Schaffer discussing Science and the English Enlightenment

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HumSci Workshop

HumSci – A workshop exploring the relations between the sciences and the humanities http://humsciworkshop.wordpress.com/  

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Darwin Lectures – Darwin College – Cambridge

Hasok Chang, Foresight in Science (Darwin Lectures Series) Friday 08 February 2013 Abstract We may ask two questions about foresight in relation to science: (1) whether science can foretell future events, and (2) whether we can foretell the future of … Continue reading

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