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  1. Steven Shapin (2012). The Ivory Tower: The History of a Figure of Speech and its Cultural Uses. British Journal for the History of Science 45 (1):1-27.
    This is a historical survey of how and why the notion of the Ivory Tower became part of twentieth- and twenty-first-century cultural vocabularies. It very briefly tracks the origins of the tag in antiquity, documents its nineteenth-century resurgence in literary and aesthetic culture, and more carefully assesses the political and intellectual circumstances, especially in the 1930s and 1940s, in which it became a common phrase attached to universities and to features of science and in which it became a way of (...)
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  2. Steven Shapin (2012). The Tastes of Wine: Towards a Cultural History. Rivista di Estetica 51 (1):49-94.
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  3. Steven Shapin (2012). William Petty and the Ambitions of Political Arithmetic [Spanish]. Eidos 16:203-218.
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  4. Steven Shapin (2010). Never Pure: Historical Studies of Science as If It Was Produced by People with Bodies, Situated in Time, Space, Culture, and Society, and Struggling for Credibility and Authority. Johns Hopkins University Press.
    Steven Shapin argues that science, for all its immense authority and power, is and always has been a human endeavor, subject to human capacities and limits.
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  5. Steven Shapin (2009). New Dictionary of Scientific Biography. [REVIEW] British Journal for the History of Science 42 (1):116-117.
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  6. Steven Shapin (2007). The Good Life in the Scientific Revolution: Descartes, Pascal, Leibniz, and the Cultivation of Virtue. [REVIEW] British Journal for the History of Science 40 (4):602-603.
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  7. Adi Ophir & Steven Shapin (2005). A Methodological Survey. In Nico Stehr & Reiner Grundmann (eds.), Knowledge: Critical Concepts. Routledge. 1--1.
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  8. Steven Shapin & Simon Schaffer (2005). The Spring, Pressure and Weight of the Air. In Nico Stehr & Reiner Grundmann (eds.), Knowledge: Critical Concepts. Routledge. 5--228.
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  9. Steven Shapin (2003). Science, Space and Hermeneutics. [REVIEW] British Journal for the History of Science 36 (1):87-127.
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  10. Steven Shapin (2002). Francis Bacon and the Transformation of Early-Modern Philosophy. [REVIEW] British Journal for the History of Science 35 (1):97-123.
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  11. Steven Shapin (2000). Descartes the Doctor: Rationalism and its Therapies. British Journal for the History of Science 33 (2):131-154.
    During the Scientific Revolution one important gauge of the quality of reformed natural philosophical knowledge was its ability to produce a more effective medical practice. Indeed, it was sometimes thought that philosophers who pretended to possess new and more potent philosophical knowledge might display that possession in personal health and longevity. René Descartes repeatedly wrote that a better medical practice was a major aim of his philosophical enterprise. He said that he had made important strides towards achieving that aim and, (...)
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  12. Christopher Lawrence & Steven Shapin (eds.) (1998). Science Incarnate: Historical Embodiments of Natural Knowledge. The University of Chicago Press.
    Ever since Greek antiquity "disembodied knowledge" has often been taken as synonymous with "objective truth." Yet we also have very specific mental images of the kinds of bodies that house great minds--the ascetic philosopher versus the hearty surgeon, for example. Does truth have anything to do with the belly? What difference does it make to the pursuit of knowledge whether Einstein rode a bicycle, Russell was randy, or Darwin flatulent? Bringing body and knowledge into such intimate contact is occasionally seen (...)
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  13. Steven Shapin (1996). Impolite Learning: Conduct and Community in the Republic of Letters, 1680–1750. [REVIEW] British Journal for the History of Science 29 (1):97-98.
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  14. Steven Shapin (1995). A Social History of Truth: Civility and Science in Seventeenth-Century England. University of Chicago Press.
    In A Social History of Truth, Shapin engages these universal questions through an elegant recreation of a crucial period in the history of early modern science: ...
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  15. Steven Shapin (1995). Here and Everywhere - Sociology of Scientific Knowledge. Annual Review of Sociology 21:289-321.
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  16. Steven Shapin (1995). Trust, Honesty, and the Authority of Science. In Ruth Ellen Bulger, Elizabeth Meyer Bobby & Harvey V. Fineberg (eds.), Society's Choices: Social and Ethical Decision Making in Biomedicine. National Academy Press. 388--408.
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  17. Steven Shapin (1993). Francis Bacon, the State, and the Reform of Natural Philosophy. [REVIEW] British Journal for the History of Science 26 (1):84-85.
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  18. Steven Shapin (1993). Personal Development and Intellectual Biography: The Case of Robert Boyle. British Journal for the History of Science 26 (3):335-345.
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  19. Steven Shapin (1992). Discipline and Bounding: The History and Sociology of Science as Seen Through the Externalism-Internalism Debate. History of Science 30 (90):333-369.
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  20. Steven Shapin (1992). The Literary Structure of Scientific Argument: Historical Studies. [REVIEW] British Journal for the History of Science 25 (3):388-389.
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  21. Steven Shapin (1992). Book Review:The Rational and the Social James Robert Brown. [REVIEW] Philosophy of Science 59 (4):712-.
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  22. Adi Ophir & Steven Shapin (1991). The Place of Knowledge A Methodological Survey. Science in Context 4 (1).
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  23. Steven Shapin (1991). “The Mind Is Its Own Place”: Science and Solitude in Seventeenth-Century England. Science in Context 4 (1).
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  24. Steven Shapin & Simon Schaffer (1989). Leviathan and the Air-Pump: Hobbes, Boyle, and the Experimental Life. Princeton University Press.
    In a new introduction, the authors describe how science and its social context were understood when this book was first published, and how the study of the history of science has changed since then.
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  25. Steven Shapin (1988). Robert Boyle and Mathematics: Reality, Representation, and Experimental Practice. Science in Context 2 (1).
  26. Steven Shapin (1987). Hobbes. [REVIEW] British Journal for the History of Science 20 (2):236-237.
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  27. Steven Shapin (1986). Between the Library and the Laboratory: The Language of Chemistry in Eighteenth-Century France. [REVIEW] British Journal for the History of Science 19 (3):361-362.
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  28. Steven Shapin (1983). Science, Pseudo-Science and Society. [REVIEW] British Journal for the History of Science 16 (1):99-101.
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  29. Steven Shapin (1981). Philosophers at War: The Quarrel Between Newton and Leibnzz by A. Rupert Hall. History of Science 19:293-3.
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  30. Steven Shapin (1981). Witch Hunting, Magic and the New Philosophy: An Introduction to Debates of the Scientific Revolution, 1450–1750. [REVIEW] British Journal for the History of Science 14 (3):291-292.
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  31. Steven Shapin (1979). Science, Technology and Society: A Cross-Disciplinary Perspective. [REVIEW] British Journal for the History of Science 12 (1):90-91.
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  32. Steven Shapin (1979). The Politics of Observation: Cerebral Anatomy and Social Interests in the Edinburgh Phrenology Disputes. In Roy Wallis (ed.), On the Margins of Science: The Social Construction of Rejected Knowledge. University of Keele. 27--139.
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  33. Barry Barnes & Steven Shapin (1977). Where is the Edge of Objectivity? British Journal for the History of Science 10 (1):61-66.
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  34. Steven Shapin (1977). Conquest of Mind: Phrenology and Victorian Social Thought. [REVIEW] British Journal for the History of Science 10 (2):177-179.
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  35. Steven Shapin (1975). Phrenological Knowledge and the Social Structure of Early Nineteenth-Century Edinburgh. Annals of Science 32 (3):219-243.
    This account of the conflict between phrenologists and anti-phrenologists in early nineteenth-century Edinburgh is offered as a case study in the sociological explanation of intellectual activity. The historiographical value and propriety of a sociological approach to ideas is defended against accounts which assume the autonomy of knowledge. By attending to the social context of the debate and the functions of ideas in that context one may construct an explanation of why the conflict took the course it did.
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  36. Steven Shapin (1974). Property, Patronage, and the Politics of Science: The Founding of the Royal Society of Edinburgh. British Journal for the History of Science 7 (1):1-41.
    The institutionalization of natural knowledge in the form of a scientific society may be interpreted in several ways. If we wish to view science as something apart, unchanging in its intellectual nature, we may regard the scientific enterprise as presenting to the sustaining social system a number of absolute and necessary organizational demands: for example, scientific activity requires acceptance as an important social activity valued for its own sake, that is, it requires autonomy; it is separate from other forms of (...)
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  37. Steven Shapin (1973). Science and Society 1600–1900. [REVIEW] British Journal for the History of Science 6 (4):436-437.
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  38. Steven Shapin & Susan Hill (1973). The Turner Collection of the History of Mathematics at the University of Keele. British Journal for the History of Science 6 (3):336-337.
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