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    Claiming Kant for Feminism: A Discussion of Anderson's Re-Visioning Gender in Philosophy of Religion.Sherah Bloor - 2014 - Sophia 53 (2):299-303.
    I wish to expose the possibility of a Kantian feminism made actual by Pamela Sue Anderson’s recent book Re-visioning Gender in Philosophy of Religion: Reason, Love and Epistemic Locatedness. In this paper I show how Kantian philosophy structures Anderson’s project, and I argue that in embodying the spirit of Kantian critique, this project may be used to turn that spirit against the letter of its expression in an act that would claim Kant for feminism.
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    A Sociological Theory of Objectivity1: David Bloor.David Bloor - 1984 - Royal Institute of Philosophy Supplement 17:229-245.
    I want to propose to you a theory about the nature of objectivity—a theory which will tell us something about its causes, its intrinsic character, and its sources of variation. The theory in question is very simple. Indeed, it is so simple that I fear you will reject it out of hand. Here is the theory: it is that objectivity is social. What I mean by saying that objectivity is social is that the impersonal and stable character that attaches to (...)
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  3. Knowledge and Social Imagery.David Bloor - 1976 - University of Chicago Press.
    The first edition of this book profoundly challenged and divided students of philosophy, sociology, and the history of science when it was published in 1976. In this second edition, Bloor responds in a substantial new Afterword to the heated debates engendered by his book.
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  4. Wittgenstein, Rules and Institutions.David Bloor - 1997 - Routledge.
    David Bloor's challenging new evaluation of Wittgenstein's account of rules and rule-following brings together the rare combination of philosophical and sociological viewpoints. Wittgenstein enigmatically claimed that the way we follow rules is an "institution" without ever explaining what he meant by this term. Wittgenstein's contribution to the debate has since been subject to sharply opposed interpretations by "collectivist" and "individualist" readings by philosophers; in the light of this controversy, Bloor argues convincingly for a collectivist, sociological understanding of Wittgenstein's (...)
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  5. Wittgenstein, Rules and Institutions.David Bloor - 1997 - Routledge.
    Clearly and engagingly written, this volume is vital reading for students of philosophy and sociology, and anyone interested in Wittgenstein's later thought. David Bloor provides a challenging and informative evaluation of Wittgenstein's account of rules and rule-following. Arguing for a collectivist reading, Bloor offers the first consistent sociological interpretation of Wittgenstein's work for many years.
     
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    Reply to Christopher Norris.David Bloor - 2014 - Journal of Critical Realism 13 (4):399-410.
    In this paper David Bloor defends his sociological analysis of the disputes over the nature of aerodynamic lift described in his historical study The Enigma of the Aerofoil. The criticisms expressed by Christopher Norris are rejected on the grounds that Norris systematically misrepresents the strong programme in the sociology of knowledge, e.g. by treating the principle of explanatory symmetry as if it meant ‘parity of esteem‘. Some of the various senses of the word ‘realism’ are identified and an account (...)
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  7. Knowledge and Social Imagery.David Bloor - 1979 - British Journal for the Philosophy of Science 30 (2):195-199.
     
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  8. Relativism, Rationalism and the Sociology of Knowledge.Barry Barnes & David Bloor - 1982 - In Martin Hollis & Steven Lukes (eds.), Rationality and Relativism. Blackwell.
  9. Anti-Latour.David Bloor - 1999 - Studies in History and Philosophy of Science Part A 30 (1):81-112.
  10. Wittgenstein: A Social Theory of Knowledge.David Bloor - 1983 - Columbia University Press.
  11. Wittgenstein, Rules and Institutions.David Bloor - 2000 - Tijdschrift Voor Filosofie 62 (2):400-401.
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  12. Scientific Knowledge. A Sociological Analysis.Barry Barnes, David Bloor & John Henry - 1999 - Journal for General Philosophy of Science / Zeitschrift für Allgemeine Wissenschaftstheorie 30 (1):173-176.
     
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  13. Wittgenstein: A Social Theory of Knowledge.David Bloor - 1984 - Human Studies 7 (3):375-386.
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  14. Wittgenstein and Mannheim on the Sociology of Mathematics.David Bloor - 1973 - Studies in History and Philosophy of Science Part A 4 (2):173.
  15. Durkheim and Mauss Revisited: Classification and the Sociology of Knowledge.David Bloor - 1982 - Studies in History and Philosophy of Science Part A 13 (4):267--97.
  16. Scientific Knowledge: A Sociological Approach.Barry Barnes, David Bloor & John Henry - 1996 - University of Chicago Press.
     
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    II.2 The Strengths of the Strong Programme.David Bloor - 1981 - Philosophy of the Social Sciences 11 (2):199-213.
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    Epistemic Grace. Antirelativism as Theology in Disguise.David Bloor - 2007 - Common Knowledge 13 (2-3):250-280.
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    Ideals and Monisms: Recent Criticisms of the Strong Programme in the Sociology of Knowledge.David Bloor - 2007 - Studies in History and Philosophy of Science Part A 38 (1):210-234.
    I offer a reply to criticisms of the Strong Programme presented by Stephen Kemp who develops some new lines of argument that focus on the ‘monism’ of the programme. He says the programme should be rejected for three reasons. First, because it embodies ‘weak idealism’, that is, its supporters effectively sever the link between language and the world. Second, it challenges the reasons that scientists offer in explanation of their own beliefs. Third, it destroys the distinction between successful and unsuccessful (...)
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  20. Wittgenstein. A Social Theory of Knowledge.D. Bloor - 1985 - British Journal for the Philosophy of Science 36 (3):344-346.
     
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    A Sociological Theory of Objectivity.David Bloor - 1984 - Royal Institute of Philosophy Lectures 17:229-245.
    The aim is to explain and defend the slogan that 'objectivity is social'. The sense of external reference of our common sense classifications and our moral and scientific beliefs derives from their having the character of social institutions. This claim provides a fruitful way of interpreting popper's doctrine of the 'third world' of objective knowledge. The implications of the sociological approach are explored with material drawn from the history of science and religion.
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    Durkheim and Mauss Revisited: Classification and the Sociology of Knowledge.David Bloor - 1982 - Studies in History and Philosophy of Science Part A 13 (4):267-297.
  23. Relativism and the Sociology of Knowledge.David Bloor - 2011 - In Steven Hales (ed.), A Companion to Relativism.
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    Modeling Conceptualization and Investigating Teaching Effectiveness.Jérôme Santini, Tracy Bloor & Gérard Sensevy - 2018 - Science & Education 27 (9-10):921-961.
    Our research addresses the issue of teaching and learning concepts in science education as an empirical question. We study the process of conceptualization by closely examining the unfolding of classroom lesson sequences. We situate our work within the practice turn line of research on epistemic practices in science education. We also adopt a practice turn approach when it comes to the learning of concepts, as we consider conceptualization as being inherent within epistemic practices. In our work, pedagogical practices are modeled (...)
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  25. Idealism and the Sociology of Knowledge.David Bloor - 1996 - Social Studies of Science 26 (4):839-856.
     
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  26. Toward a Sociology of Epistemic Things.David Bloor - 2005 - Perspectives on Science 13 (3):285-312.
    : H-J Rheinberger's book Toward a History of Epistemic Things contains a sophisticated account of scientific reference and scientific method worked out in conjunction with a case study of the laboratory synthesis of proteins. This paper offers a detailed critical analysis of Rheinberger's position from the standpoint of the sociology of scientific knowledge. The central thesis is that Rheinberger's account of reference, whether deliberately or unwittingly, assimilates discourse about the natural world to discourse about the social world. The result is (...)
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    Polyhedra and the Abominations of Leviticus.David Bloor - 1978 - British Journal for the History of Science 11 (3):245-272.
    How are social and institutional circumstances linked to the knowledge that scientists produce? To answer this question it is necessary to take risks: speculative but testable theories must be proposed. It will be my aim to explain and then apply one such theory. This will enable me to propose an hypothesis about the connexion between social processes and the style and content of mathematical knowledge.
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    Sociology of Scientific Knowledge.David Bloor - 2004 - In Ilkka Niiniluoto, Matti Sintonen & Jan Wolenski (eds.), Handbook of Epistemology. Kluwer Academic Publishers. pp. 919--962.
  29. The Question of Linguistic Idealism Revisited.David Bloor - 1996 - In Hans D. Sluga & David G. Stern (eds.), The Cambridge Companion to Wittgenstein. Cambridge University Press. pp. 354--382.
     
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    Left and Right Wittgensteinians.David Bloor - 1992 - In Andrew Pickering (ed.), Science as Practice and Culture. University of Chicago Press. pp. 270.
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    Relativism Versus Absolutism.David Bloor - 2016 - Common Knowledge 22 (3):488-499.
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  32. Wittgenstein and the Priority of Practice.David Bloor - 2001 - In Theodore R. Schatzki, K. Knorr-Cetina & Eike von Savigny (eds.), The Practice Turn in Contemporary Theory. Routledge. pp. 95--107.
     
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    Acknowledgement Reproduced by Kind Permission of the Guardian From the Issue of 25 June 1996.David Bloor - 1997 - History of the Human Sciences 10 (1):123-125.
  34. Relativism at 30,000 Feet.David Bloor - 2008 - In Massimo Mazzotti (ed.), Knowledge as Social Order: Rethinking the Sociology of Barry Barnes.
  35. The Enigma of the Aerofoil: Rival Theories in Aerodynamics, 1909-1930.David Bloor - 2011 - University of Chicago Press: Chicago.
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    A Reply to Gerd Buchdahl.David Bloor - 1982 - Studies in History and Philosophy of Science Part A 13 (4):305.
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    Acknowledgement.David Bloor - 1997 - History of the Human Sciences 10 (1):123-125.
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    Sichtbarmachung, Common Sense and Construction in Fluid Mechanics: The Cases of Hele-Shaw and Ludwig Prandtl.David Bloor - 2008 - Studies in History and Philosophy of Science Part A 39 (3):349-358.
    At the turn of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries a concerted effort was made in the discipline of fluid mechanics to make hidden and fleeting processes visible and to capture the results photographically. I examine two important cases. One concerns the photographs taken by H. S. Hele-Shaw in the 1890s showing the flow of a “perfect”, frictionless fluid. The other case deals with the photographs of boundary layer separation taken by Ludwig Prandtl. These were presented to the Third International Congress (...)
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  39. Is the Official Theory of Mind Absurd?David Bloor - 1970 - British Journal for the Philosophy of Science 21 (2):167-183.
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    Reply to Steven Lukes.David Bloor - 1982 - Studies in History and Philosophy of Science Part A 13 (4):319.
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    The Structure of Scientific Inference.David Bloor - 1975 - Studies in History and Philosophy of Science Part A 5 (4):382-395.
  42. Wittgenstein's Behaviourism.David Bloor - 1999 - In W. O. Donahue & R. Kitchener (eds.), Handbook of Behaviourism. Academic Press.
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  43. The Conservative Constructivist (Reprinted From the Guardian, June 25, 1996).David Bloor - 1997 - History of the Human Sciences 10 (1).
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    Reply to J. W. Smith.David Bloor - 1983 - Studies in History and Philosophy of Science Part A 15 (3):245.
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    Review Symposia.Martin Rudwick, Naomi Oreskes, David Oldroyd, David Philip Miller, Alan Chalmers, John Forge, David Turnbull, Peter Slezak, David Bloor, Craig Callender, Keith Hutchison, Steven Savitt & Huw Price - 1996 - Metascience 5 (1):7-85.
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    Explanation and Analysis in Strawson's Persons.David Bloor - 1970 - Australasian Journal of Philosophy 48 (1):2-9.
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    The Social Construction of What?David Bloor - 2000 - Canadian Journal of Philosophy 30 (4):597-608.
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    Science Studies Mary Hesse, Revolutions and Reconstructions in the Philosophy of Science. Brighton: Harvester Press, 1980. Pp. Xxvi + 271. £20.00. [REVIEW]David Bloor - 1982 - British Journal for the History of Science 15 (3):306-309.
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    Rearguard Rationalism. [REVIEW]David Bloor - 1974 - Isis: A Journal of the History of Science 65:249-253.
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    The Dialectics of Metaphor.David Bloor - 1971 - Inquiry: An Interdisciplinary Journal of Philosophy 14 (1-4):430-444.
    Two points of contact are explored between contemporary philosophy of science and Dialectical Materialism. The first point deals with the interaction view of metaphor as an exemplification of the law of the unity of opposites. The contradiction is then noted between the strategy and tactics of much analytical philosophy and the lesson to be learnt from this account of metaphor. The concern to change category habits into category disciplines rules out the process of conceptual change of the interaction view. G. (...)
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