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  • ISBN: 9780226136721
  • ISBN10: 0226136728

Biographies of Scientific Objects

by Lorraine Daston

  • Binding: Paperback
  • Publisher: Univ of Chicago Pr
  • Publish date: 05/01/2000
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Preface Introduction: The Coming into Being of Scientific Objects Lorraine Daston 1. Preternatural Philosophy Lorraine Daston 2. Mathematical Entities in Scientific Discourse: Paulus Guldin and His Dissertatio de motu terrae Rivka Feldhay 3. Dreams and Self-consciousness: Mapping the Mind in the Late Eighteenth and Early Nineteenth Centuries Doris Kaufmann 4. Mutations of the Self in Old Regime and Postrevolutionary France: From Ame to Moi to le Moi Jan Goldstein 5. The Coming into Being and Passing Away of Value Theories in Economics (1776-1976) Grard Jorland 6. "An Entirely New Object of Consciousness, of Volition, of Thought": The Coming into Being and (Almost) Passing Away of "Society" as a Scientific Object Peter Wagner 7. "Sentimental Pessimism" and Ethnographic Experience: Or, Why Culture Is Not a Disappearing "Object" Marshall Sahlins 8. How the Ether Spawned the Microworld Jed Z. Buchwald 9. Life Insurance, Medical Testing, and the Management of Mortality Theodore M. Porter 10. On the Partial Existence of Existing and Nonexisting Objects Bruno Latour 11. Cytoplasmic Particles: The Trajectory of a Scientific Object Hans-Jrg Rheinberger List of Contributors Index
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