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  1. Matteo Favaretti Camposampiero (forthcoming). Bodies of Inference: Christian Wolff's Epistemology of the Life Sciences and Medicine. Perspectives on Science 24 (3):361-379.
    This paper explores Christian Wolff’s attempt to introduce his scientific method in the life sciences and medicine. As one can expect in the light of recent scholarship, Wolff firmly relies on experience and shares Pitcairne’s conviction that physicians should imitate astronomers in basing their claims on observations. However, Wolff’s rational foundation of medicine also highlights the heuristic value of hypotheses, the use of a priori explanations in pathology, the teleological character and metaphysical import of physiological and medical concepts. Thus, his (...)
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    Gregory Dawes (forthcoming). Experiment, Speculation, and Galileo's Scientific Reasoning. Perspectives on Science 24 (3):343-360.
    Peter Anstey has criticised the traditional distinction between empiricism and rationalism. He proposes replacing it with a late seventeenth-century distinction: that between experimental and speculative natural philosophy. But the natural philosophy of Galileo Galilei cuts across this experimental-speculative divide. It resembles speculative natural philosophy insofar as its probative force depends upon a priori, mathematical reasoning. But it also resembles experimental natural philosophy insofar as the principles of such reasoning are tested against experience. To understand Galileo’s scientific reasoning we need to (...)
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  3. Benjamin Goldberg (forthcoming). William Harvey on Anatomy and Experience. Perspectives on Science 24 (3):305-323.
    The goal of this essay is to explore the meaning of experience in William Harvey’s work. I begin by expanding on Andrew Cunningham’s argument that for William Harvey, anatomy was an experience-based science of final causes. Observation and reason are united through experience for Harvey, that is, by the repeated exercise of these capacities. Thus through the training and use of these abilities, Harvey thinks he can learn the final causes of living things and their parts. Harvey (...)
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    Helen Hattab (forthcoming). Aristotelianism and Atomism Combined: Gorlaeus on Knowledge of Universals. Perspectives on Science 24 (3):285-304.
    Seventeenth-century atomist David Gorlaeus rejects Aristotelian forms and real universals in things while accepting components of Aristotelian accounts of knowledge including sensible species, the immateriality of the intellect and key features of realist theories of universals. To resolve two puzzles raised by his theory of knowledge I interpret Gorlaeus’ claims about universals in light of a contemporaneous Aristotelian view. Whether the puzzles are adequately resolved or not, they create a problem space within which figures like Descartes and Locke developed their (...)
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  5. Dana Jalobeanu (forthcoming). Disciplining Experience: Francis Bacon's Experimental Series and the Art of Experimenting. Perspectives on Science 24 (3):324-342.
    This article is an investigation into the rationale and the structure of order of Francis Bacon’s natural and experimental histories. My aim is to show that these natural histories are mainly composed of experimental series, i.e. methodologically organized recordings of experimental inquiries. Bacon’s experimental series have a double purpose: heuristic and pedagogical. They direct and encode the “good” experimental practices, while also teaching the neophyte how to become a Baconian experimenter. In this (...)
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  6. Craig Martin (forthcoming). The Aeolipile as Experimental Model in Early Modern Natural Philosophy. Perspectives on Science 24 (3):264-284.
    What causes winds was regarded as one of the most difficult questions of early modern natural philosophy. Vitruvius, the ancient Roman architectural author, put forth an alternative to Aristotle’s theory by likening the generation of wind to the actions of the aeolipile, which he believed made artificial winds. As Vitruvius’s work proliferated during the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries, numerous natural philosophers, including Descartes, used the aeolipile as a model for nature. Yet, interpretations of Vitruvius’s text and of the relation of (...)
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    Alberto Vanzo (forthcoming). Introduction to "Experience in Natural Philosophy and Medicine". Perspectives on Science 24 (3).
    The articles in the special issue "Experience in natural philosophy and medicine" discuss the roles and notions of experience in the works of a range of early modern authors, including Galileo Galilei, Francis Bacon, the Dutch atomist David Gorlaeus, William Harvey, and Christian Wolff. The articles extend the evidential basis on which we can rely to identify trends, changes and continuities in the roles and notions of experience in the period of the Scientific Revolution. They shed light on (...)
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    Ph D. Horn Jeff (forthcoming). Enlightenment Science and the State in Revolutionary France: The Legacy of Charles Coulston Gillispie. Perspectives on Science 13 (1):112-132.
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  9. Matteo Favaretti Camposampiero (forthcoming). Bodies of Inference: Christian Wolff's Epistemology of the Life Sciences and Medicine. Perspectives on Science.
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    Maya J. Goldenberg (forthcoming). Public Misunderstanding of Science? Reframing the Problem of Vaccine Hesitancy. Perspectives on Science:552-581.
    Public resistance towards scientific claims regarding vaccine safety is widely thought to stem from public misunderstanding (or ignorance) of science. Repeated failures to alleviate this ignorance make the problem of vaccine hesitancy seem intractable. I challenge this presumption of knowledge deficit and reinterpret vaccine hesitancy to be a problem of public mistrust of scientific experts and institutions. This finding invites new corrective measures: self-scrutiny by our scientific and governmental bodies regarding their own credibility as well as investment in dialogical rather (...)
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    Alexandre Guay (forthcoming). The Uses of Analogies in 17th and 18th Century Science. Perspectives on Science.
    The object of this paper is to look at the extent and nature of the uses of analogy during the ªrst century following the so-called scientiªc revolution. Using the research tool provided by JSTOR we systematically analyze the uses of “analog” and its cognates (analogies, analogous, etc.) in the Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London for the period 1665–1780. In addition to giving the possibility of evaluating quantitatively the proportion of papers explicitly using analogies, this approach makes it (...)
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  12. Nina Bandelj (forthcoming). Comprehending and Regulating Financial Crises: An Interdisciplinary Approach. Perspectives on Science:443-473.
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    Justin B. Biddle (forthcoming). Inductive Risk, Epistemic Risk, and Overdiagnosis of Disease. Perspectives on Science:192-205.
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  14. Frédéric Bouchard (forthcoming). The Roles of Institutional Trust and Distrust in Grounding Rational Deference to Scientific Expertise. Perspectives on Science:582-608.
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  15. James Robert Brown (forthcoming). Patents and Progress. Perspectives on Science:505-528.
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  16. Deepanwita Dasgupta (forthcoming). Scientific Practice in the Contexts of Peripheral Science: C. V. Raman and His Construction of a Mechanical Violin-Player. Perspectives on Science:381-395.
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    Heather E. Douglas (forthcoming). Science, Policy, Values: Exploring the Nexus. Perspectives on Science:475-480.
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  18. Kevin C. Elliott (forthcoming). Standardized Study Designs, Value Judgments, and Financial Conflicts of Interest in Research. Perspectives on Science:529-551.
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    Dimitri Ginev (forthcoming). Hermeneutic Perspectives on Science in Fleck’s Work and Hermeneutic Critique of Constructivist Epistemology. Perspectives on Science:228-253.
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  20. Elizabeth Hamm (forthcoming). Modeling the Heavens:Sphairopoiiaand Ptolemy’sPlanetary Hypotheses. Perspectives on Science:416-424.
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    Robert Hudson (forthcoming). Why We Should Not Reject the Value-Free Ideal of Science. Perspectives on Science:167-191.
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    Matthijs Kouw (forthcoming). Standing on the Shoulders of Giants—And Then Looking the Other Way? Epistemic Opacity, Immersion, and Modeling in Hydraulic Engineering. Perspectives on Science:206-227.
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  23. Jennifer A. Liu (forthcoming). Emerging Science, Emerging Democracy: Stem Cell Research and Policy in Taiwan. Perspectives on Science:609-636.
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    James W. McAllister (forthcoming). Rhetoric of Effortlessness in Science. Perspectives on Science:145-166.
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  25. Ayelet Shavit (forthcoming). “Location” Incommensurability and “Replication” Indeterminacy: Clarifying an Entrenched Conflation by Using an Involved Approach. Perspectives on Science:425-442.
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    Jacob Stegenga (forthcoming). Hollow Hunt for Harms. Perspectives on Science:481-504.
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  27. Alberto Vanzo (forthcoming). Introduction. Perspectives on Science:255-263.
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  28. Mark Thomas Young (forthcoming). Technology and Technique: The Role of Skill in the Practice of Scientific Observation. Perspectives on Science:396-415.
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    Graeme Earl (forthcoming). Archaeological Computer Graphic Modelling, Simulation and Spatial Interpretation. Perspectives on Science.
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    Scientific Revolution (forthcoming). Beyond,”. Perspectives on Science.
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