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    Narrative science and narrative knowing. Introduction to special issue on narrative science.Mary S. Morgan & M. Norton Wise - 2017 - Studies in History and Philosophy of Science Part A 62:1-5.
  2. Science without Laws. Model Systems, Cases, Exemplary Narratives.Angela N. H. Creager, Elizabeth Lunbeck & M. Norton Wise - 2008 - Journal of the History of Biology 41 (1):199-202.
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    Mediating Machines.M. Norton Wise - 1988 - Science in Context 2 (1):77-113.
    The ArgumentThe societal context within which science is pursued generally acts as a productive force in the generation of knowledge. To analyze this action it is helpful to consider particular modes of mediation through which societal concerns are projected into the very local and esoteric concerns of a particular domain of research. One such mode of mediation occurs through material systems. Here I treat two such systems – the steam engine and the electric telegraph – in the natural philosophy of (...)
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    Making Visible.M. Norton Wise - 2006 - Isis 97 (1):75-82.
    ABSTRACT An overview of some of the main modes of making images of natural objects and processes, as they have appeared in the history of science, leads to two main conclusions. First, the dichotomies that have traditionally distinguished, for example, art from science, museums from laboratories, and geometrical from algebraic methods have produced a poverty of understanding of visualization. It is at the intersections of these dichotomies where much of the creative work of science occurs, and it is into those (...)
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    On the narrative form of simulations.M. Norton Wise - 2017 - Studies in History and Philosophy of Science Part A 62:74-85.
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    Science as (Historical) Narrative.M. Norton Wise - 2011 - Erkenntnis 75 (3):349-376.
    The traditional mode of explanation in physics via deduction from partial differential equations is contrasted here with explanation via simulations. I argue that the different technologies employed constitute different languages, which support different sorts of narratives. The narratives that accompany simulations and articulate their meaning are typically historical or natural historical in kind. They explain complex phenomena by growing them rather than by referring them to general laws. Examples of such growth simulations and growth narratives come from the evolution of (...)
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    Work and Waste: Political Economy and Natural Philosophy in Nineteenth Century Britain.M. Norton Wise & Crosbie Smith - 1989 - History of Science 27 (3):263-301.
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    Making Visible.M. Norton Wise - 2006 - Isis 97 (1):75-82.
    ABSTRACT An overview of some of the main modes of making images of natural objects and processes, as they have appeared in the history of science, leads to two main conclusions. First, the dichotomies that have traditionally distinguished, for example, art from science, museums from laboratories, and geometrical from algebraic methods have produced a poverty of understanding of visualization. It is at the intersections of these dichotomies where much of the creative work of science occurs, and it is into those (...)
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    Work and Waste: Political Economy and Natural Philosophy in Nineteenth Century Britain (II).M. Norton Wise & Crosbie Smith - 1989 - History of Science 27 (4):391-449.
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    Work and Waste: Political Economy and Natural Philosophy in Nineteenth Century Britain.M. Norton Wise & Crosbie Smith - 1989 - History of Science 27 (3):263-301.
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    Growing explanations: historical perspectives on recent science.M. Norton Wise (ed.) - 2004 - Durham: Duke University Press.
    This collection addresses a post-WWII shift in the hierarchy of scientific explanations, where the highest goal moves from reductionism towards some ...
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  12. Mediations: Enlightenment balancing acts, or the technologies of rationalism.M. Norton Wise - 1993 - In Paul Horwich (ed.), World Changes. Thomas Kuhn and the Nature of Science. MIT Press. pp. 207--256.
     
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    Work and Waste: Political Economy and Natural Philosophy in Nineteenth Century Britain (III).M. Norton Wise & Crosbie Smith - 1990 - History of Science 28 (3):221-261.
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    Muscles and Engines: Indicator Diagrams and Helmholtz's Graphical Methods.Robert M. Brain & M. Norton Wise - 1994 - In Lorenz Krüger (ed.), Universalgenie Helmholtz. Rückblick nach 100 Jahren. Akademie Verlag. pp. 124-146.
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    Work and Waste: Political Economy and Natural Philosophy in Nineteenth Century Britain (II).M. Norton Wise & Crosbie Smith - 1989 - History of Science 27 (4):391-449.
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  16. Thoughts on the Politicization of Science through Commercialization.M. Norton Wise - 2006 - Social Research: An International Quarterly 73 (4):1253-1272.
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    The Culture of Quantum Chaos.M. Norton Wise & David C. Brock - 1998 - Studies in History and Philosophy of Science Part B: Studies in History and Philosophy of Modern Physics 29 (3):369-389.
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    Electromagnetic Theory in the Nineteenth Century.M. Norton Wise - 1990 - In R. C. Olby, G. N. Cantor, J. R. R. Christie & M. J. S. Hodge (eds.), Companion to the History of Modern Science. Routledge.
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    Thoughts on politicization of science through commercialization.M. Norton Wise - 2011 - In M. Carrier & A. Nordmann (eds.), Science in the Context of Application. Springer. pp. 283--299.
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    Science without Laws: Model Systems, Cases, Exemplary Narratives.Angela N. H. Creager, Elizabeth Lunbeck, M. Norton Wise, Barbara Herrnstein Smith & E. Roy Weintraub (eds.) - 2007 - Duke University Press.
    Physicists regularly invoke universal laws, such as those of motion and electromagnetism, to explain events. Biological and medical scientists have no such laws. How then do they acquire a reliable body of knowledge about biological organisms and human disease? One way is by repeatedly returning to, manipulating, observing, interpreting, and reinterpreting certain subjects—such as flies, mice, worms, or microbes—or, as they are known in biology, “model systems.” Across the natural and social sciences, other disciplinary fields have developed canonical examples that (...)
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    Agency.M. Norton Wise - 2016 - Isis 107 (4):781-784.
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    Afterward: Humboldt was Right 1.M. Norton Wise - forthcoming - Studies in History and Philosophy of Science Part A.
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    Afterward: Humboldt was Right.M. Norton Wise - 2018 - Studies in History and Philosophy of Science Part A 70:82-86.
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  24. A smoker's paradigm.M. Norton Wise - 2016 - In Robert J. Richards & Lorraine Daston (eds.), Kuhn's Structure of Scientific Revolutions at fifty: reflections on a science classic. Chicago: University of Chicago Press.
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  25. Does Narrative Matter?: Engendering belief in electromagnetic theory.M. Norton Wise - 2020 - In Martin Carrier, Rebecca Mertens & Carsten Reinhardt (eds.), Narratives and comparisons: adversaries or allies in understanding science? [Bielefeld]: Bielefeld University Press, an imprint of Transcript Verlag.
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    Does the history of physics help him?M. Norton Wise - 1992 - Philosophy of the Social Sciences 22 (1):122-130.
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    Epilogue: “Man, That Woman Can Talk!”.M. Norton Wise - 2016 - In Susan Neiman, Peter Galison & Wendy Doniger (eds.), What Reason Promises: Essays on Reason, Nature and History. De Gruyter. pp. 247-252.
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    Kelvin and Stokes: A Comparative Study in Victorian Physics. David B. Wilson.M. Norton Wise - 1989 - Isis 80 (4):712-713.
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  29. Realism is dead.M. Norton Wise - 2005 - Poznan Studies in the Philosophy of the Sciences and the Humanities 86 (1):269-286.
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    The Enemy without and the Enemy withinHigher Superstition: The Academic Left and Its Quarrels with Science. Paul R. Gross, Norman Levitt.M. Norton Wise - 1996 - Isis 87 (2):323-327.
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    Technology leads the way: Bruce J. Hunt: Imperial science: cable telegraphy and electrical physics in the Victorian British Empire. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2021, 320 pp, £ 75.00 HB.M. Norton Wise - 2021 - Metascience 30 (3):471-474.
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    Michael D. Gordin. Einstein in Bohemia. vii + 343 pp., notes, index. Princeton, N.J./Oxford: Princeton University Press, 2020. $29.95 (cloth); ISBN 9780691177373. [REVIEW]M. Norton Wise - 2021 - Isis 112 (1):203-204.