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    Leviathan and the Air-Pump: Hobbes, Boyle, and the Experimental Life.Steven Shapin & Simon Schaffer - 1989 - Princeton University Press.
    In a new introduction, the authors describe how science and its social context were understood when this book was first published, and how the study of the history of science has changed since then.
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    A Social History of Truth: Civility and Science in Seventeenth-Century England.Steven Shapin - 1995 - University of Chicago Press.
    In A Social History of Truth, Shapin engages these universal questions through an elegant recreation of a crucial period in the history of early modern science: ...
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    Discipline and Bounding: The History and Sociology of Science as Seen Through the Externalism-Internalism Debate.Steven Shapin - 1992 - History of Science 30 (90):333-369.
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    The House of Experiment in Seventeenth-Century England.Steven Shapin - 1988 - Isis: A Journal of the History of Science 79:373-404.
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    Never Pure: Historical Studies of Science as If It Was Produced by People with Bodies, Situated in Time, Space, Culture, and Society, and Struggling for Credibility and Authority.Steven Shapin - 2010 - Johns Hopkins University Press.
    Steven Shapin argues that science, for all its immense authority and power, is and always has been a human endeavor, subject to human capacities and limits.
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    Hyperprofessionalism and the Crisis of Readership in the History of Science.Steven Shapin - 2005 - Isis: A Journal of the History of Science 96:238-243.
    There is a crisis of readership for work in our field, as in many other academic disciplines. One of its causes is a pathological form of the professionalism that we so greatly value. “Hyperprofessionalism” is a disease whose symptoms include self‐referentiality, self‐absorption, and a narrowing of intellectual focus. This essay describes some features and consequences of hyperprofessionalism in the history of science and offers a modest suggestion for a possible cure.
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    “The Mind Is Its Own Place”: Science and Solitude in Seventeenth-Century England.Steven Shapin - 1991 - Science in Context 4 (1).
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    Here and Everywhere - Sociology of Scientific Knowledge.Steven Shapin - 1995 - Annual Review of Sociology 21:289-321.
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    Descartes the Doctor: Rationalism and its Therapies.Steven Shapin - 2000 - British Journal for the History of Science 33 (2):131-154.
    During the Scientific Revolution one important gauge of the quality of reformed natural philosophical knowledge was its ability to produce a more effective medical practice. Indeed, it was sometimes thought that philosophers who pretended to possess new and more potent philosophical knowledge might display that possession in personal health and longevity. René Descartes repeatedly wrote that a better medical practice was a major aim of his philosophical enterprise. He said that he had made important strides towards achieving that aim and, (...)
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    The Place of Knowledge A Methodological Survey.Adi Ophir & Steven Shapin - 1991 - Science in Context 4 (1).
  11. The Politics of Observation: Cerebral Anatomy and Social Interests in the Edinburgh Phrenology Disputes.Steven Shapin - 1979 - In Roy Wallis (ed.), On the Margins of Science: The Social Construction of Rejected Knowledge. University of Keele. pp. 27--139.
     
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    Phrenological Knowledge and the Social Structure of Early Nineteenth-Century Edinburgh.Steven Shapin - 1975 - Annals of Science 32 (3):219-243.
    This account of the conflict between phrenologists and anti-phrenologists in early nineteenth-century Edinburgh is offered as a case study in the sociological explanation of intellectual activity. The historiographical value and propriety of a sociological approach to ideas is defended against accounts which assume the autonomy of knowledge. By attending to the social context of the debate and the functions of ideas in that context one may construct an explanation of why the conflict took the course it did.
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  13. The House of Experiment in Seventeenth-Century England.Steven Shapin - 1988 - Isis 79 (3):373-404.
  14. Hyperprofessionalism and the Crisis of Readership in the History of Science.Steven Shapin - 2005 - Isis 96 (2):238-243.
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    Robert Boyle and Mathematics: Reality, Representation, and Experimental Practice.Steven Shapin - 1988 - Science in Context 2 (1).
  16. Personal Development and Intellectual Biography: The Case of Robert Boyle.Steven Shapin - 1993 - British Journal for the History of Science 26 (3):335-345.
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    The Ivory Tower: The History of a Figure of Speech and its Cultural Uses.Steven Shapin - 2012 - British Journal for the History of Science 45 (1):1-27.
    This is a historical survey of how and why the notion of the Ivory Tower became part of twentieth- and twenty-first-century cultural vocabularies. It very briefly tracks the origins of the tag in antiquity, documents its nineteenth-century resurgence in literary and aesthetic culture, and more carefully assesses the political and intellectual circumstances, especially in the 1930s and 1940s, in which it became a common phrase attached to universities and to features of science and in which it became a way of (...)
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    Of Gods and Kings: Natural Philosophy and Politics in the Leibniz-Clarke Disputes.Steven Shapin - 1981 - Isis: A Journal of the History of Science 72:187-215.
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    Trust, Honesty, and the Authority of Science.Steven Shapin - 1995 - In Ruth Ellen Bulger, Elizabeth Meyer Bobby & Harvey V. Fineberg (eds.), Society's Choices: Social and Ethical Decision Making in Biomedicine. National Academy Press. pp. 388--408.
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  20. Talking History: Reflections on Discourse Analysis.Steven Shapin - 1984 - Isis: A Journal of the History of Science 75:125-130.
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  21. Understanding the Merton Thesis.Steven Shapin - 1988 - Isis: A Journal of the History of Science 79:594-605.
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    Property, Patronage, and the Politics of Science: The Founding of the Royal Society of Edinburgh.Steven Shapin - 1974 - British Journal for the History of Science 7 (1):1-41.
    The institutionalization of natural knowledge in the form of a scientific society may be interpreted in several ways. If we wish to view science as something apart, unchanging in its intellectual nature, we may regard the scientific enterprise as presenting to the sustaining social system a number of absolute and necessary organizational demands: for example, scientific activity requires acceptance as an important social activity valued for its own sake, that is, it requires autonomy; it is separate from other forms of (...)
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    Science Incarnate: Historical Embodiments of Natural Knowledge.Christopher Lawrence & Steven Shapin (eds.) - 1998 - University of Chicago Press.
    Ever since Greek antiquity "disembodied knowledge" has often been taken as synonymous with "objective truth." Yet we also have very specific mental images of the kinds of bodies that house great minds--the ascetic philosopher versus the hearty surgeon, for example. Does truth have anything to do with the belly? What difference does it make to the pursuit of knowledge whether Einstein rode a bicycle, Russell was randy, or Darwin flatulent? Bringing body and knowledge into such intimate contact is occasionally seen (...)
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    O Henry. [REVIEW]Steven Shapin - 1987 - Isis: A Journal of the History of Science 78:417-424.
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    The Tastes of Wine: Towards a Cultural History.Steven Shapin - 2012 - Rivista di Estetica 51 (1):49-94.
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    Francis Bacon, the State, and the Reform of Natural Philosophy. [REVIEW]Steven Shapin - 1993 - British Journal for the History of Science 26 (1):84-85.
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    Book Review:The Rational and the Social James Robert Brown. [REVIEW]Steven Shapin - 1992 - Philosophy of Science 59 (4):712-.
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    Of Gods and Kings: Natural Philosophy and Politics in the Leibniz-Clarke Disputes.Steven Shapin - 1981 - Isis 72 (2):187-215.
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    Where is the Edge of Objectivity?Barry Barnes & Steven Shapin - 1977 - British Journal for the History of Science 10 (1):61-66.
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    Letters to the Editor.Daniel Simberloff, Philip J. Pauly, Wesley M. Stevens, William D. McCready, Marco Beretta, Louise Y. Palmer, Steven Shapin & Mordechai Feingold - 1996 - Isis 87 (4):676-687.
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    Science, Pseudo-Science and Society. [REVIEW]Steven Shapin - 1983 - British Journal for the History of Science 16 (1):99-101.
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    The Machinery Question and the Making of Political Economy, 1815-1848 by Maxine Berg. [REVIEW]Steven Shapin - 1981 - Isis: A Journal of the History of Science 72:508-509.
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    Michael Foster and the Cambridge School of Physiology. The Scientific Enterprise in Late Victorian Society. Gerald L. Geison. [REVIEW]Steven Shapin - 1980 - Isis 71 (1):146-149.
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    The Library of Robert Hooke: The Scientific Book Trade of Restoration EnglandLeona Rostenberg.Steven Shapin - 1991 - Isis 82 (3):564-565.
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    Tom Sorrell. Hobbes . London and New York: Routledge and Kegan Paul, 1986. Pp. Xii + 163. ISBN 0-7100-9845-6. £14.95.Steven Shapin - 1987 - British Journal for the History of Science 20 (2):236.
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    Between the Library and the Laboratory: The Language of Chemistry in Eighteenth-Century France. [REVIEW]Steven Shapin - 1986 - British Journal for the History of Science 19 (3):361-362.
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    Francis Bacon and the Transformation of Early-Modern Philosophy. [REVIEW]Steven Shapin - 2002 - British Journal for the History of Science 35 (1):97-123.
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    Philosophers at War: The Quarrel Between Newton and Leibnzz by A. Rupert Hall.Steven Shapin - 1981 - History of Science 19:293-3.
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    The Good Life in the Scientific Revolution: Descartes, Pascal, Leibniz, and the Cultivation of Virtue. [REVIEW]Steven Shapin - 2007 - British Journal for the History of Science 40 (4):602-603.
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    The Library of Robert Hooke: The Scientific Book Trade of Restoration England by Leona Rostenberg. [REVIEW]Steven Shapin - 1991 - Isis: A Journal of the History of Science 82:564-565.
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    The Origins and Nature of the Scottish Enlightenment by R. H. Campbell; Andrew S. Skinner. [REVIEW]Steven Shapin - 1983 - Isis: A Journal of the History of Science 74:286-286.
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    The Spring, Pressure and Weight of the Air.Steven Shapin & Simon Schaffer - 2005 - In Nico Stehr & Reiner Grundmann (eds.), Knowledge: Critical Concepts. Routledge. pp. 5--228.
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    A Methodological Survey.Adi Ophir & Steven Shapin - 2005 - In Nico Stehr & Reiner Grundmann (eds.), Knowledge: Critical Concepts. Routledge. pp. 1--1.
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  44. Final Comment: Authors’ Response.Simon Schaffer & Steven Shapin - 2017 - Isis 108 (1):143-144.
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  45. Alchemy and Parapsychology Marsha P. Hannen, Margaret J. Osler, and Robert G. Weyant , Science, Pseudo-Science and Society, Waterloo, Ontario: Wilfrid Laurier University Press, for the Calgary Institute for the Humanities, 1980. Pp. X + 303. $7.50. [REVIEW]Steven Shapin - 1983 - British Journal for the History of Science 16 (1):99.
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  46. Anne Goldgar, Impolite Learning: Conduct and Community in the Republic of Letters, 1680–1750. New Haven, CT, and London: Yale University Press, 1995. Pp. Xv + 395. ISBN 0-300-05359-2. £25. [REVIEW]Steven Shapin - 1996 - British Journal for the History of Science 29 (1):97.
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  47. Conquest of Mind: Phrenology and Victorian Social Thought. [REVIEW]Steven Shapin - 1977 - British Journal for the History of Science 10 (2):177-179.
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  48. Conference Reports.Steven Shapin & M. Sivin - 1980 - Isis: A Journal of the History of Science 71 (1):284-285.
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  49. Conference Reports.Steven Shapin & N. Sivin - 1980 - Isis 71 (2):284-285.
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  50. DAVID N. LIVINGSTONE, Science, Space and Hermeneutics. Hettner-Lectures, 5. Heidelberg: Department of Geography, University of Heidelberg, 2002. Pp. 116. ISBN 3-88570-505-2. No Price Given. [REVIEW]Steven Shapin - 2003 - British Journal for the History of Science 36 (1):87-127.
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