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    The Congress for Cultural Freedom, Minerva, and the Quest for Instituting “Science Studies” in the Age of Cold War.Elena Aronova - 2012 - Minerva 50 (3):307-337.
    The Congress for Cultural Freedom is remembered as a paramount example of the “cultural cold wars.” In this paper, I discuss the ways in which this powerful transnational organization sought to promote “science studies” as a distinct – and politically relevant – area of expertise, and part of the CCF broader agenda to offer a renewed framework for liberalism. By means of its Study Groups, international conferences and its periodicals, such as Minerva, the Congress developed into an influential forum for (...)
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    The Congress for Cultural Freedom, Minerva, and the Quest for Instituting “Science Studies” in the Age of Cold War.Elena Aronova - 2012 - Minerva 50 (3):307-337.
    The Congress for Cultural Freedom is remembered as a paramount example of the “cultural cold wars.” In this paper, I discuss the ways in which this powerful transnational organization sought to promote “science studies” as a distinct – and politically relevant – area of expertise, and part of the CCF broader agenda to offer a renewed framework for liberalism. By means of its Study Groups, international conferences and its periodicals, such as Minerva, the Congress developed into an influential forum for (...)
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    The Politics and Contexts of Soviet Science Studies (Naukovedenie): Soviet Philosophy of Science at the Crossroads.Elena Aronova - 2011 - Studies in East European Thought 63 (3):175-202.
    Naukovedenie (literarily meaning ‘science studies’), was first institutionalized in the Soviet Union in the twenties, then resurfaced and was widely publicized in the sixties, as a new mode of reflection on science, its history, its intellectual foundations, and its management, after which it dominated Soviet historiography of science until perestroika . Tracing the history of meta-studies of science in the USSR from its early institutionalization in the twenties when various political, theoretical and institutional struggles set the stage for the development (...)
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    Karl Popper and Lamarckism.Elena Aronova - 2007 - Biological Theory 2 (1):37-51.
    The article discusses Karl Popper’s account of Lamarckism. In this article I use Popper’s published and unpublished statements regarding Lamarckism as well as his correspondence with the Australian immunologist Edward Steele and other biologists to examine why Popper was interested in Lamarckism, how his account of Lamarckism can be understood in the context of his philosophy, and what, if any, new context Popper provided for the discussion of this abandoned doctrine. I begin by discussing Popper’s frame of reference regarding Lamarckism, (...)
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    In Search of the Soul in Science: Medical Ethics' Appropriation of Philosophy of Science in the 1970s.Elena Aronova - 2009 - History and Philosophy of the Life Sciences 31 (1):5 - 33.
    This paper examines the deployment of science studies within the field of medical ethics. For a short time, the discourse of medical ethics became a fertile ground for a dialogue between philosophically minded bioethicists and the philosophers of science who responded to Thomas Kuhn's challenge. In their discussion of the validity of Kuhn's work, these bioethicists suggested a distinct interpretation of Kuhn, emphasizing the elements in his account that had been independently developed by Michael Polanyi, and propelling a view of (...)
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    Earthquake Prediction, Biological Clocks, and the Cold War Psy-Ops: Using Animals as Seismic Sensors in the 1970s California.Elena Aronova - 2018 - Studies in History and Philosophy of Science Part A 70:50-57.
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  7. Citizen Seismology, Stalinist Science, and Vladimir Mannar’s Cold Wars.Elena Aronova - 2017 - Science, Technology, and Human Values 42 (2):226-256.
    This essay takes a historical view on “citizen science” by exploring its socialist version via the case of a Soviet amateur seismologist Vladimir Mannar. In the wake of the 1948 Ashgabat earthquake, which coincided with Lysenko’s victory in his campaign against genetics, Mannar launched an aborted campaign for a participatory “socialist seismology.” Mannar co-opted Lysenkoist language of science for the people and gained professional status within professional seismology but was shut out by the experts capitalizing on a “big science” imperative (...)
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    Erratum To: Karl Popper and Lamarckism.Elena Aronova - 2007 - Biological Theory 2 (2):213-213.
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    Oleg A. Godin;, David R. Palmer . History of Russian Underwater Acoustics. Xx + 1,211 Pp., Illus., Figs., Tables. Hackensack, N.J.: World Scientific Publishing, 2008. $170. [REVIEW]Elena Aronova & Naomi Oreskes - 2010 - Isis 101 (3):662-663.
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    Russian and the Making of World Languages During the Cold War.Elena Aronova - 2017 - Isis 108 (3):643-650.
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    History of Russian Underwater Acoustics. [REVIEW]Elena Aronova & Naomi Oreskes - 2010 - Isis 101:662-663.
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    Jacob Darwin Hamblin. Arming Mother Nature: The Birth of Catastrophic Environmentalism. X + 298 Pp., Table, Index. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2013. $29.95. [REVIEW]Elena Aronova - 2015 - Isis 106 (3):738-739.
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