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Keller, Evelyn Fox 1936-

Works: 168 works in 544 publications in 12 languages and 18,029 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography  Terminology  Interviews  Educational films  Internet videos  Biographical films  Conference papers and proceedings  Science films  Documentary television programs 
Roles: Author, Editor, Author of introduction, Other, Contributor
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The century of the gene by Evelyn Fox Keller( Book )

40 editions published between 2000 and 2009 in 7 languages and held by 2,916 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Evelyn Fox Keller provides an analysis of the achievements to genetics and molecular biology in the twentieth century, the century of the gene. Not just a chronicle of biology's progress from gene to genome in one hundred years, The Century of the Gene also calls our attention to the surprising ways these advances challenge the familiar picture of the gene most of us still entertain."--Jacket
Reflections on gender and science by Evelyn Fox Keller( Book )

47 editions published between 1985 and 2007 in 9 languages and held by 2,834 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Why are objectivity and reason characterized as male and subjectively and feeling as female? How does this characterization affect the goals and methods of scientific enquiry? This groundbreaking work explores the possibilities of a gender-free science and the conditions that could make such a possibility a reality
Making sense of life : explaining biological development with models, metaphors, and machines by Evelyn Fox Keller( )

33 editions published between 2002 and 2009 in English and French and held by 2,244 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Publisher's description: What do biologists want? If, unlike their counterparts in physics, biologists are generally wary of a grand, overarching theory, at what kinds of explanation do biologists aim? How will we know when we have "made sense" of life? Such questions, Evelyn Fox Keller suggests, offer no simple answers. Explanations in the biological sciences are typically provisional and partial, judged by criteria as heterogeneous as their subject matter. It is Keller's aim in this bold and challenging book to account for this epistemological diversity--particularly in the discipline of developmental biology. In particular, Keller asks, what counts as an "explanation" of biological development in individual organisms? Her inquiry ranges from physical and mathematical models to more familiar explanatory metaphors to the dramatic contributions of recent technological developments, especially in imaging, recombinant DNA, and computer modeling and simulations. A history of the diverse and changing nature of biological explanation in a particularly charged field, Making Sense of Life draws our attention to the temporal, disciplinary, and cultural components of what biologists mean, and what they understand, when they propose to explain life
A feeling for the organism : the life and work of Barbara McClintock by Evelyn Fox Keller( Book )

26 editions published between 1983 and 2003 in English and Chinese and held by 1,798 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Biography of geneticist Barbara McClintock discussing her life and her scientific work
Feminism and science( )

27 editions published between 1996 and 2006 in English and held by 1,473 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Over the past fifteen years, a new dimension to the analysis of science has emerged. Feminist theory, combined with the insights of recent developments in the history, philosophy, and sociology of science, has raised a number of new and important questions about the content, practice, and traditional goals of science. Feminists have pointed to a bias in the choice and definition of problems with which scientist have concerned themselves, and in the actual design and interpretation of experiments, and have argued that modern science evolved out of a conceptual structuring of the world that incorporated particular and historically specific ideologies of gender. The seventeen articles in this outstanding volume reflect the diversity and strengths of feminist contributions to current thinking about science
Conflicts in feminism by Marianne Hirsch( Book )

18 editions published between 1990 and 2016 in English and held by 949 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Conflicts in Feminism proposes new strategies for negotiating and practicing conflict in feminism. Noted scholars and writers examine the most critically divisive issues within feminism today with sensitivity to all sides of the debates. By analyzing how the debates have worked for and against feminism, and by promoting dialogue across a variety of contexts, these provocative essays explore the roots of divisiveness while articulating new models for a productive discourse of difference
Body/politics : women and the discourses of science by Mary Jacobus( Book )

20 editions published between 1989 and 2013 in English and held by 812 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Body Politics" focuses on the interpenetration of literary, social and scientific discourses concerning the female body
Refiguring life : metaphors of twentieth-century biology by Evelyn Fox Keller( Book )

14 editions published between 1995 and 1999 in English and held by 763 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Refiguring Life begins with the history of genetics and embryology, showing how discipline-based metaphors have directed scientists' search for evidence. Keller continues with an exploration of the border traffic between biology and physics, focusing on the question of life and the law of increasing entropy. In a final section she traces the impact of new metaphors, born of the computer revolution, on the course of biological research. Keller shows how these metaphors began as objects of contestation between competing visions of the life sciences, how they came to be recast and appropriated by already established research agendas, and how in the process they ultimately came to subvert those same agendas. Refiguring Life explains how the metaphors and machinery of research are not merely the products of scientific discovery but actually work together to map out the territory along which new metaphors and machines can be constructed. Through their dynamic interaction, Keller points out, they define the realm of the possible in science. Drawing on a remarkable spectrum of theoretical work ranging from Schroedinger to French psychoanalyst Jacques Lacan, Refiguring Life fuses issues already prominent in the humanities and social sciences with those in the physical and natural sciences, transgressing disciplinary boundaries to offer a broad view of the natural sciences as a whole. Moving gracefully from genetics to embryology, from physics to biology, from cyberscience to molecular biology, Evelyn Fox Keller demonstrates that scientific inquiry cannot pretend to stand apart from the issues and concerns of the larger society in which it exists
Secrets of life, secrets of death : essays on language, gender, and science by Evelyn Fox Keller( Book )

17 editions published between 1992 and 2014 in English and held by 699 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The essays included here represent Fox Keller's attempts to integrate the insights of feminist theory with those of her contemporaries in the history and philosophy of science
Keywords in evolutionary biology by Evelyn Fox Keller( Book )

28 editions published between 1992 and 1999 in English and Undetermined and held by 676 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In Science, more than elsewhere, a word is expected to mean what it says, nothing more, nothing less. But scientific discourse is neither different nor separable from ordinary language - meanings are multiple, ambiguities ubiquitous. Keywords in Evolutionary Biology grapples with this problem in a field especially prone to the confusion engendered by semantic imprecision. Written by historians, philosophers, and biologists - including, among others, Stephen Jay Gould, Diane Paul, John Beatty Robert Richards, Richard Lewontin, David Sloan Wilson, Peter Bowler and Richard Dawkins - these essays identify and explicate those terms in evolutionary biology which, though commonly used, are plagued by multiple concurrent and historically varying meanings. By clarifying these terms in their many guises, the editors Evelyn Fox Keller and Elisabeth Lloyd hope to focus attention on major scholarly problems in the field - problems sometimes obscured, sometimes revealed, and sometimes even created by the use of such equivocal words. "Competition," "adaptation," and "fitness," for instance, are among the terms whose multiple meanings have led to more than merely semantic debates in evolutionary biology. Exploring the complexity of keywords and clarity their role in prominent issues in the field, this book will prove invaluable to scientists and philosophers trying to come to terms with evolutionary theory; it will also serve as a useful guide to future research into the ways in which scientific language works
The mirage of a space between nature and nurture by Evelyn Fox Keller( Book )

12 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 591 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From the publisher. In this powerful critique, the esteemed historian and philosopher of science Evelyn Fox Keller addresses the nature-nurture debates, including the persistent disputes regarding the roles played by genes and the environment in determining individual traits and behavior. Keller is interested in both how an oppositional "versus" came to be inserted between nature and nurture, and how the distinction on which that opposition depends, the idea that nature and nurture are separable, came to be taken for granted. How, she asks, did the illusion of a space between nature and nurture become entrenched in our thinking, and why is it so tenacious? Keller reveals that the assumption that the influences of nature and nurture can be separated is neither timeless nor universal, but rather a notion that emerged in Anglo-American culture in the late nineteenth century. She shows that the seemingly clear-cut nature-nurture debate is riddled with incoherence. It encompasses many disparate questions knitted together into an indissoluble tangle, and it is marked by a chronic ambiguity in language. There is little consensus about the meanings of terms such as nature, nurture, gene, and environment. Keller suggests that contemporary genetics can provide a more appropriate, precise, and useful vocabulary, one that might help put an end to the confusion surrounding the nature-nurture controversy
The seasons alter : how to save our planet in six acts by Philip Kitcher( Book )

11 editions published between 2017 and 2018 in English and held by 546 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Examines the science, politics, and debates surrounding climate change, addressing topics ranging from whether or not climate change is real to the responsibility of today's world in protecting future needs
Cultures without culturalism : the making of scientific knowledge by Karine Chemla( Book )

9 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 267 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cultural accounts of scientific ideas and practices have increasingly come to be welcomed as a corrective to previous-and still widely held-theories of scientific knowledge and practices as universal. The editors caution, however, against the temptation to overgeneralize the work of culture, and to lapse into a kind of essentialism that flattens the range and variety of scientific work. The book refers to this tendency as culturalism. The contributors to the volume model a new path where historicized and cultural accounts of scientific practice retain their specificity and complexity without falling into the traps of culturalism. They examine, among other issues, the potential of using notions of culture to study behavior in financial markets; the ideology, organization, and practice of earthquake monitoring and prediction during China's Cultural Revolution; the history of quadratic equations in China; and how studying the "glass ceiling" and employment discrimination became accepted in the social sciences. Demonstrating the need to understand the work of culture as a fluid and dynamic process that directly both shapes and is shaped by scientific practice, Cultures without Culturalism makes an important intervention in science studies
Evelyn Fox Keller : science and gender( Visual )

4 editions published between 1990 and 2005 in English and held by 128 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

E.F. Keller, a theoretical physicist in the Dept. of Rhetoric at the University of California at Berkeley, discusses how gender plays a significant role in the language that scientists use to describe their work
Science and gender with Evelyn Fox Keller( Visual )

4 editions published between 1989 and 2002 in English and held by 86 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

E.F. Keller, a theoretical physicist in the Dept. of Rhetoric at the University of California at Berkeley, discusses how gender plays a significant role in the language that scientists use to describe their work
Le rôle des métaphores dans les progrès de la biologie by Evelyn Fox Keller( Book )

10 editions published between 1996 and 1999 in 4 languages and held by 77 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Das Leben neu denken : Metaphern der Biologie im 20. Jahrhundert by Evelyn Fox Keller( Book )

5 editions published between 1998 and 2008 in German and held by 72 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Yu mi tian li de xian zhi : yi lei yi chuan xue jia mai ke lin tuo ke by Gottfried Keller( Book )

3 editions published between 1995 and 1996 in Chinese and held by 71 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Barbara McClintock : die Entdeckerin der springenden Gene by Evelyn Fox Keller( Book )

5 editions published between 1995 and 2014 in German and held by 70 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Three cultures : fifteen lectures on the confrontation of academic cultures by Evelyn Fox Keller( Book )

6 editions published in 1989 in English and held by 69 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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A feeling for the organism : the life and work of Barbara McClintock
Reflections on gender and scienceMaking sense of life : explaining biological development with models, metaphors, and machinesA feeling for the organism : the life and work of Barbara McClintockFeminism and scienceConflicts in feminismBody/politics : women and the discourses of scienceRefiguring life : metaphors of twentieth-century biologySecrets of life, secrets of death : essays on language, gender, and science
Alternative Names
Evelyn Fox Keller American physicist, author and feminist

Evelyn Fox Keller Amerikaans natuurkundige

Evelyn Fox Keller amerikanische Wissenschaftlerin und Autorin

Evelyn Fox Keller Física, escritora y feminista de EEUU

Evelyn Fox Keller fisica statunitense

Fox Keller, E. 1936-

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Keller, E. F. 1936-

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Keller, Evelyn F. 1936-

Keller, Evelyn Fox

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