Dr. Ron Eglash, Fridays 10-12:50, Sage 5711 Instructor: Ron Eglash
"I believe that the history of struggle... to put together general policies from the analytical, imaginative, and embodied standpoint of those who inhabit too many zones of unfreedom and year toward a more just world shows "impersonal," quantitative knowledge to be a vital dimension of moral, political, and personal reflection and action." -- Donna Haraway
1) Brief philosophy overview part I
2) Brief philosophy overview part II
Glossary for some terms in philosophy used in STS
The wild life of Imre Lakatos: Imre Lipsckitz changes his name to avoid Hitler's death camps, only to find that his new initials no longer match those on his shirt. This devout communist eventually achieves a post in the Hungarian Ministry of Education, but is then sent to Stalin's prison when he dares question authority. He finally ends up as Karl Popper's student in Cambridge.
Carnap, Kuhn and Revisionism: On the Publication of "Structure" in "Encyclopedia" J. C. P. Oliveira: Was Carnap really dismayed by Kuhn's Encyclopedia writings? George Reisch claims otherwise; he has published the letters from Carnap thanking Kuhn for his excellent work. In this essay Oliveria suggests this "revisionism" is an illusion.
Emily Valerio's notes on “Confirmation, Semantics, and the Interpretation of Scientific Theories” by Richard Boyd
Preeminent Scientists Protest Bush
Brief sketch of functionalism/structuralism contrast
Adele Clark on her grad advisor, Anslem Strauss
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