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  1. Philosophy of Science and its Discontents.Steve Fuller - 1989 - Westview Press.
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    Thomas Kuhn: A Philosophical History for Our Times.Steve Fuller - 2001 - University of Chicago Press.
    This work discusses whether Kuhn's The Structure of Scientific Revolutions was revolutionary. Steve Fuller argues that Kuhn held a profoundly conservative view of science and how one ought to study its history.
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  3. Humanity 2.0: What It Means to Be Human Past, Present and Future.Steve Fuller - 2011 - Palgrave-Macmillan.
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    The Sociology of Intellectual Life: The Career of the Mind in and Around the Academy.Steve Fuller - 2009 - Sage Publications.
    1. The Place of Intellectual Life: The University -- The University as an Institutional Solution to the Problem of Knowledge -- The Alienability of Knowledge in Our So-called Knowledge Society -- The Knowledge Society as Capitalism of the Third Order -- Will the University Survive the Era of Knowledge Management? -- Postmodernism as an Anti-university Movement -- Regaining the University's Critical Edge by Historicizing the Curriculum -- Affirmative Action as a Strategy for Redressing the Balance Between Research and Teaching -- (...)
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  5. The Governance of Science: Ideology and the Future of the Open Society.Steve Fuller - 2000 - Open University Press.
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    Social Epistemology: A Quarter-Century Itinerary.Steve Fuller - 2012 - Social Epistemology 26 (3-4):267-283.
    Examining the origin and development of my views of social epistemology, I contrast my position with the position held by analytic social epistemologists. Analytic social epistemology (ASE) has failed to make significant progress owing, in part, to a minimal understanding of actual knowledge practices, a minimised role for philosophers in ongoing inquiry, and a focus on maintaining the status quo of epistemology as a field. As a way forward, I propose questions and future areas of inquiry for a post-ASE to (...)
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    Provocation on Reproducing Perspectives: Part.Steve Fuller - 1988 - Social Epistemology 2 (1):99 – 101.
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  8. The Knowledge Book: Key Concepts in Philosophy, Science and Culture.Steve Fuller - 2007 - Routledge.
    "The Knowledge Book" is a unique interdisciplinary reference work for students and researchers concerned with the nature of knowledge. It is the first work of its kind to be organized on the assumption that whatever else knowledge might be, it is intrinsically social. The book consists of 42 alphabetically arranged entries on key concepts at the intersection of philosophy and sociology - what used to be called "sociology of knowledge" but is now increasingly called "social epistemology". The entries include concepts (...)
     
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  9. Philosophy, Rhetoric and the End of Knowledge: The Coming of Science and Technology Studies.Steve Fuller - 1996 - Philosophy and Rhetoric 29 (2):200-205.
  10. Social Epistemology.Steve Fuller - 1990 - Erkenntnis 33 (1):131-135.
     
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    Philosophy, Rhetoric, and the End of Knowledge: A New Beginning for Science and Technology Studies.Steve Fuller - 2004 - Lawerence Erlbaum.
    This volume explores Science & Technology Studies (STS) and its role in redrawing disciplinary boundaries. For scholars/grad students in rhetoric of science, science studies, philosophy & comm, English, sociology & knowledge mgmt.
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    The Normative Turn: Counterfactuals and a Philosophical Historiography of Science.Steve Fuller - 2008 - Isis: A Journal of the History of Science 99:576-584.
    Counterfactual reasoning is broadly implicated in causal claims made by historians. However, this point is more generally recognized and accepted by economic historians than historians of science. A good site for examining alternative appeals to counterfactuals is to consider "what if" the Scientific Revolution had not occurred in seventeenth-century Europe. Two alternative interpretations are analyzed: that the revolution would eventually have happened somewhere else or that the revolution would not have happened at all. Broadly speaking, these two interpretations correspond to (...)
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  13. Humanity 2.Steve Fuller - 2011 - Palgrave-Macmillan.
  14. The Reflexive Politics of Constructivism.Steve Fuller - 1994 - History of the Human Sciences 7 (1):87-93.
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  15. Kuhn Vs. Popper: The Struggle for the Soul of Science.Steve Fuller - 2004 - Columbia University Press.
    Thomas Kuhn's _Structure of Scientific Revolutions_ has sold over a million copies in more than twenty languages and has remained one of the ten most cited academic works for the past half century. In contrast, Karl Popper's seminal book _The Logic of Scientific Discovery_ has lapsed into relative obscurity. Although the two men debated the nature of science only once, the legacy of this encounter has dominated intellectual and public discussions on the topic ever since. Almost universally recognized as the (...)
     
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  16. Reviews : C. Fox, R. Porter and R. Wokler (Eds), Inventing Human Science: Eighteenth-Century Domains. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1995. S. L. Star (Ed.), Ecologies of Knowledge: Work and Politics in Science and Technology. Albany, NY: SUNY Press, 1995. [REVIEW]Steve Fuller - 1996 - History of the Human Sciences 9 (1):122-131.
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  17. On the Motives for the New Sociology of Science.Steve Fuller - 1995 - History of the Human Sciences 8 (2):117-124.
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    Recent Work in Social Epistemology.Steve Fuller - 1996 - American Philosophical Quarterly 33 (2):149 - 166.
    "Social epistemology" refers here to the work of analytic epistemologists and philosophers of science interested in providing an empirically adequate account of organized knowledge systems, with special emphasis on scientific inquiry. I critically survey the last ten years of this research. Unlike the pragmatist and Continental schools of philosophy, for which knowledge is "always already" social, progress in analytic social epistemology has been plagued by an oversharp distinction between individual and collective cognition; and a failure to query the ends of (...)
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    Thinking the Unthinkable as a Radical Scientific Project.Steve Fuller - 2010 - Critical Review 22 (4):397-413.
    Philip Tetlock underestimates the import of his own Expert Political Judgment. It is much more than a critical scientific evaluation of the accuracy and consistency of political pundits. It also offers a blueprint for challenging expertise more generally-in the name of scientific advancement. “Thinking the unthinkable”-a strategy Tetlock employs when he gets experts to consider counterfactual scenarios that are far from their epistemic comfort zones-has had explosive consequences historically for both knowledge and morality by extending our sense of what is (...)
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    The Higher Whitewash.Steve Fuller - 2014 - Philosophy of the Social Sciences 44 (1):86-101.
    An assessment of Joel Isaac’s recent, well-researched attempt to provide a context for the emergence of Kuhn’s The Structure of Scientific Revolutions. That context consisted in the open space for cross-disciplinary projects between the natural and social sciences that existed at Harvard during the presidency of James Bryant Conant, from the early 1930s to the early 1950s. Isaac’s work at the Harvard archives adds interesting detail to a story whose general contours are already known. In particular, he reinforces the view (...)
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    Social Epistemology for Theodicy Without Deference: Response to William Lynch.Steve Fuller - 2016 - Symposion. Theoretical and Applied Inquiries in Philosophy and Social Sciences 3 (2):207-218.
    This article is a response to William Lynch’s, ‘Social Epistemology Transformed: Steve Fuller’s Account of Knowledge as a Divine Spark for Human Domination,’ an extended and thoughtful reflection on my Knowledge: The Philosophical Quest in History. I grant that Lynch has captured well, albeit critically, the spirit and content of the book – and the thirty-year intellectual journey that led to it. In this piece, I respond at two levels. First, I justify my posture towards my predecessors and contemporaries, which (...)
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    The Social Psychology of Science.Steve Fuller & William R. Shadish - 1994
    Because of its novel application of social psychological theories and methods, this book will be useful as a primary text or a secondary text in courses on science studies in psychology, sociology, or philosophy departments.
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  23. Review Article : A Tale of Two Cultures and Other Higher Superstitions Paul Gross and Norman Levitt, Higher Superstition: The Academic Left and Its Quarrels with Science. Baltimore, MD: Johns Hopkins University Press, 1994.Steve Fuller - 1995 - History of the Human Sciences 8 (1):115-125.
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    Why Science Studies has Never Been Critical of Science: Some Recent Lessons on How to Be a Helpful Nuisance and a Harmless Radical.Steve Fuller - 2000 - Philosophy of the Social Sciences 30 (1):5-32.
    Research in Science and Technology Studies (STS) tends to presume that intellectual and political radicalism go hand in hand. One would therefore expect that the most intellectually radical movement in the field relates critically to its social conditions. However, this is not the case, as demonstrated by the trajectory of the Parisian School of STS spearheaded by Michel Callon and Bruno Latour. Their position, "actor-network theory," turns out to be little more than a strategic adaptation to the democratization of expertise (...)
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    Philosophy Os Science in an Age of Neo-Darwinian Apologetics.Steve Fuller - 2009 - Ludus Vitalis 17 (32):247-257.
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  26. Deviant Interdisciplinarity.Steve Fuller - 2010 - In Julie Thompson Klein & Carl Mitcham (eds.), The Oxford Handbook of Interdisciplinarity. Oxford University Press. pp. 50--64.
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    Neuroscience, Neurohistory, and the History of Science: A Tale of Two Brain Images.Steve Fuller - 2014 - Isis: A Journal of the History of Science 105 (1):100-109.
    This essay introduces a Focus section on “Neurohistory and History of Science” by distinguishing images of the brain as governor and as transducer: the former treat the brain as the executive control center of the body, the latter as an interface between the organism and reality at large. Most of the consternation expressed in the symposium about the advent of neurohistory derives from the brain-as-governor conception, which is rooted in a “biologistic” understanding of humanity that in recent years has become (...)
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  28. Humanity Without Vico Roger Smith, Being Human: Historical Knowledge and the Creation of Human Nature. Manchester and New York: Manchester University Press, 2007. Viii + 288 Pp. ISBN 978-0-7190-7498-1. [REVIEW]Steve Fuller - 2010 - History of the Human Sciences 23 (5):202-206.
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    Neuroscience, Neurohistory, and the History of Science: A Tale of Two Brain Images.Steve Fuller - 2014 - Isis 105 (1):100-109.
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  30. A Fuller Vision of Thomas Kuhn: Response to Roth and Mirowski.Steve Fuller - 2001 - History of the Human Sciences 14 (2):111-117.
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    Sometimes an Orgasm is Just an Orgasm.Erika Lorraine Milam, Gillian R. Brown, Stefan Linquist, Steve Fuller & Elisabeth A. Lloyd - 2006 - Metascience 15 (3):399-435.
    I should like to offer my greatest thanks to Paul Griffiths for providing the opportunity for this exchange, and to commentators Gillian Brown, Steven Fuller, Stefan Linquist, and Erika Milam for their generous and thought-provoking comments. I shall do my best in this space to respond to some of their concerns.
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    555PP-,£ 2500 Davis, Caroline Franks, The Evidential Force of Religious Experience, Oxford, Oxford University Press, 1989, 276pp.,£ 27.50 Donaldson, John, Key Issues in Business Ethics, Sidcup, Kent, Harcourt Brace Jovanovich Ltd., 1989, 251pp.,£ 25.00, Paper£ 9.95. [REVIEW]J. Elster, K. Moene, Cambridge Cambridge, Jan Faye, John Martin Ed Fisher, Stanford Stanford, E. Forster & Steve Fuller - 1990 - Mind 99:393.
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  33. Karmic Darwinism: The Emerging Alliance Between Science and Religion.Steve Fuller - 2002 - Tijdschrift Voor Filosofie 64 (4):697 - 722.
    I argue that the 21st century will be marked by a realignment of science and religion, which I call the “anthropic” versus the “karmic” perspectives. The former is aligned with the major Western religions and was secularized in the 19th century as positivism, with its identification of social science with the religion of humanity. The latter is aligned with the major Eastern religions, but also Epicureanism in the West. It was secularized as the Neo-Darwinian synthesis in the 20th century, since (...)
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    The Case of Fuller Vs Kuhn.Steve Fuller - 2004 - Social Epistemology 18 (1):3 – 49.
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    Making Up the Past: A Response to Sharrock and Leudar.Steve Fuller - 2002 - History of the Human Sciences 15 (4):115-123.
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  36. History of Science for its Own Sake?Steve Fuller - 2010 - History of the Human Sciences 23 (4):95-99.
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  37. Book Reviews: Dissent Over Dissent: Reply to Richards Steve Fuller, Dissent Over Descent: Intelligent Design's Challenge to Darwinism. Thriplow, Cambs: Icon Books, 2008. V + 272 Pp. ISBN: 978-1840468-04-5. £12.99. [REVIEW]Steve Fuller - 2009 - History of the Human Sciences 22 (5):117-122.
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    Science Studies Goes Public: A Report on an Ongoing Performance.Steve Fuller - 2008 - Spontaneous Generations 2 (1):11.
    I believe that tenured historians, philosophers, and sociologists of science—when presented with the opportunity—have a professional obligation to get involved in public controversies over what should count as science. I stress ‘tenured’ because the involved academics need to be materially protected from the consequences of their involvement, given the amount of misrepresentation and abuse that is likely to follow, whatever position they take. Indeed, the institution of academic tenure justifies itself most clearly in such heat-seeking situations, where one may appear (...)
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    In Search of Sociological Foundations for the Project of Humanity Steve Fuller, The New Sociological Imagination. London: Sage Publications, 2006.Steve Fuller - 2009 - History of the Human Sciences 22 (2):138-145.
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  40. The Demarcation of Science: A Problem Whose Demise has Been Greatly Exaggerated.Steve Fuller - 1985 - Pacific Philosophical Quarterly 66 (3-4):329.
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    The Critique of Intellectuals: A Response to Some Critical Intellectuals.Steve Fuller - 2004 - History of the Human Sciences 17 (4):123-130.
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    Prolegomena to a Sociology of Philosophy in the Twentieth-Century English-Speaking World.Steve Fuller - 2002 - Philosophy of the Social Sciences 32 (2):151-177.
    In the twentieth century, philosophy came to be dominated by the English-speaking world, first Britain and then the United States. Accompanying this development was an unprecedented professionalization and specialization of the discipline, the consequences of which are surveyed and evaluated in this article. The most general result has been a decline in philosophy's normative mission, which roughly corresponds to the increasing pursuit of philosophy in isolation from public life and especially other forms of inquiry, including ultimately its own history. This (...)
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    On Regulating What is Known: A Way to Social Epistemology.Steve Fuller - 1987 - Synthese 73 (1):145 - 183.
    This paper lays the groundwork for normative-yet-naturalistic social epistemology. I start by presenting two scenarios for the history of epistemology since Kant, one in which social epistemology is the natural outcome and the other in which it represents a not entirely satisfactory break with classical theories of knowledge. Next I argue that the current trend toward naturalizing epistemology threatens to destroy the distinctiveness of the sociological approach by presuming that it complements standard psychological and historical approaches. I then try to (...)
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    Social Epistemology : A Statement of Purpose.Steve Fuller - 1987 - Social Epistemology 1 (1):1 – 4.
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    Being There with Thomas Kuhn: A Parable for Postmodern Times.Steve Fuller - 1992 - History and Theory 31 (3):241-275.
    Although The Structure of Scientific Revolutions is one of the most influential books of this century, its author, Thomas Kuhn, is notorious for disavowing most of the consequences wrought by his text. Insofar as these consequences have appeared "radical" or "antipositivist," this article argues that they are very misleading, and that Kuhn's complaints are therefore well placed. Indeed, Kuhn unwittingly succeeded where Daniel Bell's The End of Ideology tried and failed, namely, to alleviate the anxieties of alienated academics and defensive (...)
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    Recovering Biology's Potential as a Science of Social Progress Reply to Renwick.Steve Fuller - 2014 - Philosophy of the Social Sciences 44 (4):497-505.
    Chris Renwick’s recent research into the fate of William Beveridge’s attempt to establish social biology as the foundational social science at the London School of Economics is history at its best by uncovering a moment in the past when decisions were taken comparable to ones being taken today. In this case, the issues concern the political and scientific foundations of the welfare state. By connecting Beveridge’s original reasoning to recruit Lancelot Hogben for the Rockefeller-sponsored social biology chair with his later (...)
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    Response to the Japanese Social Epistemologists: Some Ways Forward for the 21st Century.Steve Fuller - 1999 - Social Epistemology 13 (3 & 4):273 – 302.
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    Book Review: The Dawn of Critical Neuroscience. [REVIEW]Steve Fuller - 2013 - History of the Human Sciences 26 (3):107-115.
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  49. The Cognitive Turn: Sociological and Psychological Perspectives on Science.Steve Fuller (ed.) - 1989 - Kluwer Academic Publishers.
  50. Philosophy of Science and its Discontents.Steve Fuller - 1993 - Noûs 27 (2):261-264.
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