Most widely held works about Steven Shapin
Most widely held works by Steven Shapin
The scientific revolution by Steven Shapin ( Book )
22 editions published between 1996 and 2004 in 4 languages and held by 1,834 libraries worldwide
Rejecting the notion that there is anything like an "essence" of early modern science, Shapin emphasizes the social practices by which scientific knowledge was produced and the social purposes for which it was intended. He shows how the conduct of science emerged from a wide array of early modern philosophical agendas, political commitments, and religious beliefs. And he treats science not as a set of disembodied ideas, but as historically situated ways of knowing and.
A social history of truth : civility and science in seventeenth-century England by Steven Shapin ( Book )
12 editions published between 1994 and 2007 in English and held by 817 libraries worldwide
How do we come to trust our knowledge of the world? What are the means by which we distinguish true from false accounts? Why do we credit one observational statement over another? In A Social History of Truth, a leading scholar addresses these universal questions through an elegant recreation of a crucial period in the history of early modern science: the social world of gentlemen-philosophers in seventeenth-century England. Steven Shapin paints a vivid picture of the relations between gentlemanly culture and scientific practice. He argues that problems of credibility in science were solved through the codes and conventions of genteel conduct: trust, civility, honor, and integrity. These codes formed, and arguably still form, an important basis for securing reliable knowledge about the natural world.
The scientific life : a moral history of a late modern vocation by Steven Shapin ( Book )
9 editions published between 2008 and 2010 in English and held by 735 libraries worldwide
"In this brilliant book Shapin takes us from celebration and criticism to description and understanding of one of the most important phenomena of the twentieth century-the creation of technical novelties. Richly paradoxical and entertaining, The Scientific Life contrasts the evidence-free moralizing of the cultural critics and early sociologists of science with the often insightful analyses of the despised industrial researchers. He shows that when adequately described the worlds of technoscientific research and venture capital are not the soulless, routinized, bureaucratic antithesis of the academic ideal, but ones where the necessary uncertainties of innovation are dealt with using face-time, trust, charisma, and even proverbs, things our narratives mistakenly consign to a pre-modern era. This is a book where the doers get their due and the contemplators their comeuppance; where the quotidian is richer than the transcendent."--David Edgerton, author of The Shock of the Old -- Book jacket.
Leviathan and the air-pump : Hobbes, Boyle, and the experimental life : including a translation of Thomas Hobbes, Dialogus physicus de natura aeris by Simon Schaffer by Steven Shapin ( Book )
6 editions published between 1985 and 1989 in English and held by 669 libraries worldwide
Natural order : historical studies of scientific culture ( Book )
7 editions published between 1979 and 1993 in English and held by 569 libraries worldwide
Science incarnate : historical embodiments of natural knowledge ( Book )
3 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 410 libraries worldwide
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 by Steven Shapin ( Book )
4 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 362 libraries worldwide
Leviathan and the air-pump : Hobbes, Boyle, and the experimental life by Steven Shapin ( Book )
8 editions published between 1985 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 159 libraries worldwide
Wetenschap is cultuur by Simon Schaffer ( Book )
1 edition published in 2005 in Dutch and held by 16 libraries worldwide
Artikelen over onderwerpen en figuren uit de geschiedenis van de (natuur)wetenschap.
De wetenschappelijke revolutie by Steven Shapin ( Book )
1 edition published in 2005 in Dutch and held by 13 libraries worldwide
Geschiedenis van de wetenschap, met name de periode rond 1600 waarin het wereldbeeld ingrijpend veranderde.
Leviathan and the air-pump Hobbes, Boyle, and the experimental life ; including a translation of Thomas Hobbes, Dialogus physicus de natura aeris by Steven Shapin ( Book )
1 edition published in 1989 in English and held by 12 libraries worldwide
La révolución científica by Steven Shapin ( Book )
1 edition published in 2000 in Spanish and held by 12 libraries worldwide
Leviathan and the air-pump by Steven Shapin ( Book )
5 editions published between 1985 and 2006 in 3 languages and held by 9 libraries worldwide
The scientific revolution ( Book )
2 editions published between 1996 and 1998 in English and Japanese and held by 5 libraries worldwide
Trust me, I'm a scientist by Pervez Hoodbhoy ( Book )
1 edition published in 2004 in Undetermined and held by 4 libraries worldwide
A social history of truth : Civility and science in Seventeenth-Century England ( Book )
1 edition published in 1994 in English and held by 4 libraries worldwide
眞理的社会史 : 17世纪英囯的文明与科学 = A social history of truth by Steven Shapin ( Book )
2 editions published in 2002 in Chinese and held by 3 libraries worldwide
利維坦與空氣泵浦 : 霍布斯, 波以耳與實驗生活 by 謝平 ( Book )
1 edition published in 2006 in Chinese and held by 3 libraries worldwide
Testing science by Steven Shapin ( Recording )
2 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 2 libraries worldwide
Harvard history of science professor Steven Shapin assesses whether science really defines how we think, and questions if we actually mean anything when we say "scientific method."
Natural order ( Book )
2 editions published in 1979 in Undetermined and English and held by 2 libraries worldwide
Air-pump American Academy of Arts and Sciences American Association for the History of Medicine Book reviews Boyle, Robert,--1627-1691 Brumberg, Joan Jacobs Callahan, Daniel,--1930- Cambridge University Press College of Physicians of Philadelphia Columbia University.--College of Physicians and Surgeons England Farley, John Faust, Drew Gilpin Garland Publishing, Inc Great Britain Hartwell, Robert M.,--1932- Historians History History--Study and teaching Hobbes, Thomas,--1588-1679 India--Narmada River Valley Institute of Medicine (U.S.) Islam and science Leviathan Leviathan (Hobbes, Thomas) Medicine Mind and body Numbers, Ronald L Nye, Robert Physics--Experiments Political science Rosen, George Royal Society of Edinburgh Science Science and civilization Science and state Science--Economic aspects Science--Moral and ethical aspects Science--Philosophy Science--Political aspects Science--Public opinion Science--Social aspects Science--Study and teaching Scientists--Moral and ethical aspects Scientists--Public opinion Shapin, Steven Sicherman, Barbara Study skills United States Webster, Charles,--1936-