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    Reliable Knowledge: An Exploration of the Grounds for Belief in Science.John Ziman - 1978 - Cambridge University Press.
    Why believe in the findings of science? John Ziman argues that scientific knowledge is not uniformly reliable, but rather like a map representing a country we cannot visit. He shows how science has many elements, including alongside its experiments and formulae the language and logic, patterns and preconceptions, facts and fantasies used to illustrate and express its findings. These elements are variously combined by scientists in their explanations of the material world as it lies outside our everyday experience. John Ziman’s (...)
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    Scientific Genius: A Psychology of Science.John Ziman & Dean Keith Simonton - 1989 - British Journal of Educational Studies 37 (3):299.
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    Non-Instrumental Roles of Science.John Ziman - 2003 - Science and Engineering Ethics 9 (1):17-27.
    Nowadays, science is treated an instrument of policy, serving the material interests of government and commerce. Traditionally, however, it also has important non-instrumental social functions, such as the creation of critical scenarios and world pictures, the stimulation of rational attitudes, and the production of enlightened practitioners and independent experts. The transition from academic to ‘post-academic’ science threatens the performance of these functions, which are inconsistent with strictly instrumental modes of knowledge production. In particular, expert objectivity is negated by entanglement with (...)
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  4. Public Knowledge: An Essay Concerning the Social Dimension of Science.John M. Ziman - 1969 - British Journal for the Philosophy of Science 20 (1):92-94.
     
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    Public Understanding of Science.John Ziman - 1991 - Science, Technology and Human Values 16 (1):99-105.
    [Editor's introduction: The following are excerpts from three talks given at the conference "Policies and Publics for Science and Technology, " London, April 1990. They introduce a British research initiative in public understanding of science and point to early results. The program was developed and coordinated by the Science Policy Support Group. At the meeting, a new journal for specialists in this area was launched: Public Understanding of Science, to be edited by John Durant, Science Museum, London SW7 2DD, UK. (...)
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    The Continuing Need for Disinterested Research.John Ziman - 2002 - Science and Engineering Ethics 8 (3):397-399.
    For scientific knowledge to be trustworthy, it needs to be dissociated from material interests. Disinterested research also performs other important non-instrumental roles. In particular, academic science has traditionally provided society with reliable, imaginative public knowledge and independent, self-critical expertise. But this type of science is not compatible with the practice of instrumental research, which is typically proprietary, prosaic, pragmatic and partisan. With ever-increasing dependence on commercial or state funding, all modes of knowledge production are merging into a new, ‘post-academic’ research (...)
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  7. Getting Scientists to Think About What They Are Doing.John Ziman - 2001 - Science and Engineering Ethics 7 (2):165-176.
    Research scientists are trained to produce specialised bricks of knowledge, but not to look at the whole building. Increasing public concern about the social role of science is forcing science students to think about what they are actually learning to do. What sort of knowledge will they be producing, and how will it be used? Science education now requires serious consideration of these philosophical and ethical questions. But the many different forms of knowledge produced by modern science cannot be covered (...)
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    What Are the Options? Social Determinants of Personal Research Plants.John Ziman - 1981 - Minerva 19 (1):1-42.
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    No Man is an Island: The Axiom of Subjectivity.John Ziman - 2006 - Journal of Consciousness Studies 13 (5):17-42.
    Western thought since the seventeenth century has been dominated by methodological solipsism (Krieger, 1991). The famous sound-bite of René Descartes 'cogito, ergo sum': 'I think, therefore I am', became the starting point for most discourse on the nature of things. This dictum does not advocate idealism. It does not assert that everything is necessarily a construct of the human mind. But it assumes that the world of things and beings is surveyed and interpreted from the point of view of a (...)
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    Are Debatable Scientific Questions Debatable?John Ziman - 2000 - Social Epistemology 14 (2 & 3):187 – 199.
    Scientists often find difficulty in engaging in formal public debate about transcientific social issues. Although science is a highly disputatious institution, public argumentation amongst scientists follows very different conventional practices from those that rule in political and legal arenas. Amongst other differentiating features, scientific disputes are typically conducted in writing rather than orally, they are not sharply polarised or formally adversarial, they are seldom addressed to a specific proposition, and they do not reach decisive closure. As a result, the rhetorical (...)
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    Knowledge By Agreement.John Ziman - 2005 - Minerva 43 (3):289-295.
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    Solidarity Within the Republic of Science.John Ziman - 1978 - Minerva 16 (1):4-19.
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    Criteria for Scientific Choice – Commentary.John Ziman - 2000 - Minerva 38 (3):253-269.
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    The Republic of Science: Its Political and Economic Theory. [REVIEW]John Ziman - 2000 - Minerva 38 (1):21-25.
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    Mangling On.Christine Hine, David Turnbull & John Ziman - 1997 - Metascience 6 (1):35-44.
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  16. The Evolution of Cultural Entities.Michael Wheeler, John Ziman & Margaret Boden (eds.) - 2002 - Oxford: Oxford University Press.
    Ever since Darwin, scholars have noted that cultural entities such as languages, laws and theories seem to evolve through variation, selection and replication. These essays consider whether this comparison is just a metaphor.
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    A Response to Reflections on 'Real Science: What It is and What It Means'.John Ziman - 2002 - Science and Engineering Ethics 8 (2):253-255.
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    Bias, Incompetence, or Bad Management?John Ziman - 1982 - Behavioral and Brain Sciences 5 (2):245-246.
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    Cambridge Physics in the Thirties by John Hendry; The National Physical Laboratory: A History by Edward Pyatt.John Ziman - 1985 - Isis 76:283-284.
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    Ciencia y sociedad civil.John Ziman - 2003 - Isegoría 28:5-17.
    En este artículo se analizan las relaciones del conocimiento científico con las sociedades en las que se produce. Tras repasar sus diversas funciones en tipos distintos de sociedades, la discusión se centra en los fines de la ciencia en las sociedades democráticas pluralistas. Frente al cada vez mayor rol instrumental de la ciencia, por el que ha recibido los nombres de «ciencia postacadémica» o «tecnociencia», se defienden los roles no instrumentales tradicionales de la investigación académica clásica. Se argumenta que sólo (...)
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    Image and Logic: A Material Culture of Microphysics, by Peter Galison. [REVIEW]John Ziman - 1998 - Minerva 36 (3):289-293.
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  22. L'individuo In Una Professione Collettivizzata.John Ziman - 1986 - Nuova Civiltà Delle Macchine 4 (1):33-42.
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  23. Of One Mind the Collectivization of Science.John Ziman - 1995 - Springer Verlag.
    This superb collection by the eminent physicist and critic John Ziman, opens with an album of portraits of scientists--Albert Einstein, Freeman Dyson, Lev Landau, Mark Azbel, Andrei Sakharov. Ziman takes readers into the world of the contemporary scientist, showing how discoveries are made and how claims are tested. He then travels into the minds of scientists as they are drawn into competing directions. Here Ziman exposes the path of discovery, which is strewn with complex human needs, governmental restrictions, the desire (...)
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  24. Public Knowledge.John Ziman - 1969 - Philosophy of Science 36 (2):222-224.
     
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  25. Science in Civil Society.John M. Ziman - 2007 - Imprint Academic.
    These days, science is everywhere. It pervades our whole society. Sometimes it is just a clutter of commonplace frivolities, like new fashion fabrics. Sometimes it miraculously preserves our life, like penicillin. Sometimes, like climate change, it looms over us as a portent of doom: sometimes it promises a way of escape from such a fate. Sometimes, like a nuclear warhead, it enshrouds us in political terror: sometimes, like a verification technology, it offers an antidote to such evils. How should we (...)
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  26. Science: The New Model.John Ziman - 1981 - Bulletin of Science, Technology and Society 1 (1-2):27-31.
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    The College System at Oxford and Cambridge.John Ziman - 1963 - Minerva 1 (2):191-208.
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    The International Scientific Community.John M. Ziman - 1977 - Minerva 15 (1):83-93.
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    Three Patterns of Research in Developing Countries.John Ziman - 1971 - Minerva 9 (1):32-37.
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    The Profession of Science and its Powers.John Ziman - 1973 - Minerva 11 (1):133-137.
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    The Possibilities of Science. [REVIEW]John Ziman - 2000 - Minerva 38 (4):471-475.
  32. Universidad de Bristol.John Ziman - 2003 - Isegoría: Revista de Filosofía Moral y Política 28:5.
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  33. Wie zuverlässig ist wissenschaftliche Erkenntnis ?John Ziman - 1987 - Tijdschrift Voor Filosofie 49 (2):354-355.
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