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  1. The Mangle of Practice.Andrew Pickering & Jed Z. Buchwald - 1996 - British Journal for the Philosophy of Science 47 (3):479-482.
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    Kinds and the Wave Theory of Light.Jed Z. Buchwald - 1991 - Studies in History and Philosophy of Science Part A 23 (1):39-74.
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    Descartes's Experimental Journey Past the Prism and Through the Invisible World to the Rainbow.Jed Z. Buchwald - 2008 - Annals of Science 65 (1):1-46.
    Summary Descartes's model for the invisible world has long seemed confined to explanations of known phenomena, with little if anything to offer concerning the empirical investigation of novel processes. Although he did perform experiments, the links between them and the Cartesian model remain difficult to pin down, not least because there are so very few. Indeed, the only account that Descartes ever developed which invokes his model in relation to both quantitative implications and to experiments is the one that he (...)
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    Incommensurability and the Discontinuity of Evidence.Jed Z. Buchwald & George E. Smith - 2001 - Perspectives on Science 9 (4):463-498.
    Incommensurability between successive scientific theories—the impossibility of empirical evidence dictating the choice between them—was Thomas Kuhn's most controversial proposal. Toward defending it, he directed much effort over his last 30 years into formulating precise conditions under which two theories would be undeniably incommensurable with one another. His first step, in the late 1960s, was to argue that incommensurability must result when two theories involve incompatible taxonomies. The problem he then struggled with, never obtaining a solution that he found entirely satisfactory, (...)
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    Thomas S. Kuhn, 1922-1996.Jed Z. Buchwald & George E. Smith - 1997 - Philosophy of Science 64 (2):361-376.
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    Scientific Practice: Theories and Stories of Doing Physics.Jed Z. Buchwald (ed.) - 1995 - University of Chicago Press.
    Most recent work on the nature of experiment in physics has focused on "big science"--the large-scale research addressed in Andrew Pickering's Constructing Quarks and Peter Galison's How Experiments End. This book examines small-scale experiment in physics, in particular the relation between theory and practice. The contributors focus on interactions among the people, materials, and ideas involved in experiments--factors that have been relatively neglected in science studies. The first half of the book is primarily philosophical, with contributions from Andrew Pickering, Peter (...)
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    &Why Hertz Was Right About Cathode Rays'.Jed Z. Buchwald - 1995 - In Scientific Practice: Theories and Stories of Doing Physics. University of Chicago Press. pp. 151.
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    Notas Sobre Conocimiento Inarticulado, Experimentacion Y Traduccion.Jed Z. Buchwald - 2002 - Theoria: Revista de Teoría, Historia y Fundamentos de la Ciencia 17 (2):243-263.
    Debate among scientists is frequently hampered by intense difficulties in communicating and translating their viewpoints. This well-known fact illustrates the role of unarticulated core knowledge in the activities of sientific communities. But it has been little noticed that the issue afficts not just written science, but especially traditions of experimental activity and their products, including instruments and techniques. The question is addressed on the basis of examples from the history of optics and electromagnetism - Fresnel and Brewster, Maxwell and Hertz (...)
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    The Creation of Scientific Effects.Jed Z. Buchwald - 1997 - British Journal for the Philosophy of Science 48 (1):109-112.
  10. Design for Experimenting.Jed Z. Buchwald - 1993 - In Paul Horwich (ed.), World Changes. Thomas Kuhn and the Nature of Science. MIT Press. pp. 169--206.
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    Oliver Heaviside, Maxwell's Apostle and Maxwellian Apostate.Jed Z. Buchwald - 1985 - Centaurus 28 (3):288-330.
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    Methodological Aspects of the Development of Low Temperature Physics 1881-1956: Concepts Out of Context. K. Gavroglu, Y. Goudaroulis. [REVIEW]Jed Z. Buchwald - 1993 - Philosophy of Science 60 (4):673-675.
  13. Electrodynamics in Context: Object States, Laboratory Practice and Anti-Romanticism.Jed Z. Buchwald - 1993 - In David Cahan (ed.), Hermann von Helmholtz and the Foundations of Nineteenth-Century Science. University of California Press. pp. 345--368.
     
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    Energy and Empire.Jed Z. Buchwald - 1991 - British Journal for the History of Science 24 (1):85-94.
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    Waves, Philosophers and Historians.Jed Z. Buchwald - 1992 - PSA: Proceedings of the Biennial Meeting of the Philosophy of Science Association 1992:205 - 211.
    Despite the substantial and important differences between Achinstein and Laudan, many historians of science would see little distinction between them. Both of these philosophers believe and strongly maintain that argumentation was a central aspect of the historical events involved in the establishment of wave optics. Contemporary historians would prefer to ask whether argumentation did much work at all - whether, that is, anyone ever actually persuaded anyone else to change a belief. I will attempt briefly to show that issues of (...)
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    Kirchhoff’s Theory for Optical Diffraction, its Predecessor and Subsequent Development: The Resilience of an Inconsistent Theory.Chen-Pang Yeang & Jed Z. Buchwald - 2016 - Archive for History of Exact Sciences 70 (5):463-511.
    Kirchhoff’s 1882 theory of optical diffraction forms the centerpiece in the long-term development of wave optics, one that commenced in the 1820s when Fresnel produced an empirically successful theory based on a reinterpretation of Huygens’ principle, but without working from a wave equation. Then, in 1856, Stokes demonstrated that the principle was derivable from such an equation albeit without consideration of boundary conditions. Kirchhoff’s work a quarter century later marked a crucial, and widely influential, point for he produced Fresnel’s results (...)
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    Eloge: Clifford Truesdell, 1919-2000.Jed Z. Buchwald & I. Bernard Cohen - 2001 - Isis 92 (1):123-125.
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    The Cipher of the Zodiac: Jed Z. Buchwald and Diane Greco Josefowicz: The Zodiac of Paris: How an Improbable Controversy Over an Ancient Egyptian Artifact Provoked a Modern Debate Between Religion and Science. Princeton: Princeton University Press, 2010, Vi+428pp, $35.00, £24.95 HB.Robert Fox, Charles C. Gillispie, Theresa Levitt, David Aubin, Jed Z. Buchwald & Diane Greco Josefowicz - 2012 - Metascience 21 (3):509-530.
    The cipher of the zodiac Content Type Journal Article Category Book Symposium Pages 1-22 DOI 10.1007/s11016-012-9674-1 Authors Robert Fox, Faculty of History, Oxford University, George Street, Oxford, OX1 2RL UK Charles C. Gillispie, Program in History of Science, Department of History, Princeton University, Princeton, NJ 08544, USA Theresa Levitt, Department of History, University of Mississippi, 310 Bishop Hall, University, MS 38677, USA David Aubin, Institut de Mathématiques de Jussieu, Histoire des sciences mathématique, UPMC - case postale 247, 4, place Jussieu, (...)
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    David B. Wilson. Kelvin and Stokes. A Comparative Study in Victorian Physics. Bristol: Adam Hilger, 1987. Pp. Xvi + 253. ISBN 0-85274-526-5. £35.00. [REVIEW]Jed Z. Buchwald - 1989 - British Journal for the History of Science 22 (3):384-388.
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    A Reminiscence of Thomas Kuhn.Jed Z. Buchwald - 2010 - Perspectives on Science 18 (3):279-283.
    In the fall of 1967 I entered Princeton as a Freshman intending to major in physics but interested as well in history. The catalog listed a course on the history of science, taught by a Professor Thomas Kuhn with the assistance of Michael Mahoney that seemed nicely to fit both interests. The course proved to be peculiarly intense for something about what was, after all, obsolete science as, each week, hundreds of pages of arcana from the distant past had to (...)
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    Michael S. Mahoney, 1939–2008.Jed Z. Buchwald & D. Graham Burnett - 2009 - Isis 100 (3):623-626.
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    Eloge: Stillman Drake, 24 December 1910-6 October 1993.Jed Z. Buchwald & Noel M. Swerdlow - 1994 - Isis 85 (4):663-666.
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    Historical UnityIntellectual Mastery of Nature: Theoretical Physics From Ohm to Einstein. Christa Jungnickel, Russell McCormmach.Jed Z. Buchwald - 1987 - Isis 78 (2):244-249.
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    Lord Kelvin and the Age of the EarthJoe D. Burchfield.Jed Z. Buchwald - 1976 - Isis 67 (3):492-494.
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  25. A Potential Disagreement Between Helmholtz and Hertz.Jed Z. Buchwald - 2001 - Archive for History of Exact Sciences 55 (4):365-393.
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  26. Discrepant Measurements and Experimental Knowledge in the Early Modern Era.Jed Z. Buchwald - 2006 - Archive for History of Exact Sciences 60 (6):565-649.
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  27. Editorial Statement.Jed Z. Buchwald & Henk J. M. Bos - 1997 - Archive for History of Exact Sciences 51 (1):1-1.
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  28. Huygens' Methods for Determining Optical Parameters in Birefringence.Jed Z. Buchwald - 2007 - Archive for History of Exact Sciences 61 (1):67-81.
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    The Oxford Handbook of the History of Physics.Jed Z. Buchwald & Robert Fox (eds.) - 2013 - Oxford University Press.
    part. I. Physics and the new science -- part. II. The long eighteenth century -- part III. Fashioning the discipline : from natural philosophy to physics -- part IV. Modern physics.
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