Science Without Laws: Model Systems, Cases, Exemplary Narratives

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Oktober 2007



This collection on case-based reasoning in the natural- and human sciences showcases some ways that scholars think with small instances while en route, or not, to more general laws.


Contributors: Rachel A. Ankeny, Angela N. H. Creager, Amy Dahan Dalmedico, John Forrester, Clifford Geertz, Carlo Ginzburg, E. Jane Albert Hubbard, Elizabeth Lunbeck, Mary S. Morgan, Josiah Ober, Naomi Oreskes, Susan Sperling, Marcel Weber, M. Norton Wise


Angela N. H. Creager is Professor of History at Princeton University. She is the author of "The Life of a Virus: Tobacco Mosaic Virus as an Experimental Model, 1930-1965."Elizabeth Lunbeck is the Nelson Tyrone Jr. Professor of American History at Vanderbilt University. Her books include "The Psychiatric Persuasion: Knowledge, Gender, and Power in Modern America."M. Norton Wise is Professor of History and Co-Director of the Center for Society and Genetics at the University of California, Los Angeles. He is the editor of "Growing Explanations: Historical Perspectives on Recent Science," also published by Duke University Press.


"Science without Laws is a superb book. It is a very strong collection, sharply defined yet impressive in scope and reach, rich in substance and deep in analysis."--Arkady Plotnitsky, author of Complementarity: Anti-Epistemology after Bohr and Derrida "Science without Laws inspires with its breathtaking scope. Delving from ethology to economics, molecular biology to microhistory, the authors illuminate crucial congruences in the way experts make their cases. Generations of scholars have taken physics as their model for right thinking, in science and beyond. This volume demonstrates that we are all biologists now."--David Kaiser, author of Drawing Theories Apart: The Dispersion of Feynman Diagrams in Postwar Physics
EAN: 9780822340683
ISBN: 0822340682
Untertitel: Sprache: Englisch.
Erscheinungsdatum: Oktober 2007
Seitenanzahl: 287 Seiten
Format: kartoniert
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