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  1. The Empire of Chance: How Probability Changed Science and Everyday Life.Gerd Gigerenzer, Zeno Swijtink, Theodore Porter, Lorraine Daston, John Beatty & Lorenz Kruger - 1989 - Cambridge University Press.
    The Empire of Chance tells how quantitative ideas of chance transformed the natural and social sciences, as well as daily life over the last three centuries. A continuous narrative connects the earliest application of probability and statistics in gambling and insurance to the most recent forays into law, medicine, polling and baseball. Separate chapters explore the theoretical and methodological impact in biology, physics and psychology. Themes recur - determinism, inference, causality, free will, evidence, the shifting meaning of probability - but (...)
     
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  2. Reforming Vision : The Engineer Le Play Learns to Observe Society Sagely.Theodore M. Porter - 2011 - In Lorraine Daston & Elizabeth Lunbeck (eds.), Histories of Scientific Observation. University of Chicago Press.
     
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  3. The Cambridge History of Science: The Modern Social Sciences.Theodore M. Porter & Dorothy Ross - 2003 - History of Science 7.
    Forty-two essays by authors from five continents and many disciplines provide a synthetic account of the history of the social sciences-including behavioral and economic sciences since the late eighteenth century. The authors emphasize the cultural and intellectual preconditions of social science, and its contested but important role in the history of the modern world. While there are many historical books on particular disciplines, there are very few about the social sciences generally, and none that deal with so much of the (...)
     
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    Making Things Quantitative.Theodore M. Porter - 1994 - Science in Context 7 (3).
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  5. Speaking Precision to Power: The Modern Political Role of Social Science.Theodore M. Porter - 2006 - Social Research: An International Quarterly 73 (4):1273-1294.
     
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    Introduction: Historicizing the Two Cultures.Theodore M. Porter - 2005 - History of Science 43 (2):109-114.
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    The Promotion of Mining and the Advancement of Science: The Chemical Revolution of Mineralogy.Theodore M. Porter - 1981 - Annals of Science 38 (5):543-570.
    (1981). The promotion of mining and the advancement of science: the chemical revolution of mineralogy. Annals of Science: Vol. 38, No. 5, pp. 543-570.
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    How Science Became Technical.Theodore M. Porter - 2009 - Isis 100 (2):292-309.
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  9. Statistics and the Politics of Objectivity.Theodore M. Porter - 1993 - Revue de Synthèse 114 (1):87-101.
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    The Curious Case of Blending Inheritance.Theodore M. Porter - 2014 - Studies in History and Philosophy of Science Part C: Studies in History and Philosophy of Biological and Biomedical Sciences 46 (1):125-132.
    For more than a century, geneticists have consistently identified the origins of their science with Gregor Mendel’s experiments on peas. Mendelism, they have said, demonstrated at long last that biological inheritance was not, as had so often been supposed, “blending,” but particulate. Many historians of biology continue to interpret the conflict of biometricians and Mendelians at the start of the twentieth century in these terms, identifying biometry with the blending mechanism. But this view of blending is history as war by (...)
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    W. F. Bynum;, Roy Porter . Oxford Dictionary of Scientific Quotations. Xvi + 736 Pp., Index. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2005. $50. [REVIEW]Theodore M. Porter - 2006 - Isis 97 (2):388-389.
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    Les maitres de l'erreur: Mesure et probabilite au XIXe siecle. Stephane Callens.Theodore M. Porter - 1997 - Isis 88 (4):714-715.
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    Christopher Herbert. Victorian Relativity: Radical Thought and Scientific Discovery. Xvi + 302 Pp., Bibl., Index. Chicago/London: University of Chicago Press, 2001. $43, £27.50 ; $16, £10.50. [REVIEW]Theodore M. Porter - 2002 - Isis 93 (2):311-312.
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    Graeme J. N. Gooday. The Morals of Measurement: Accuracy, Irony, and Trust in Late Victorian Electrical Practice. Xxv + 285 Pp. Illus., Index. New York: Cambridge University Press, 2004. $85. [REVIEW]Theodore M. Porter - 2005 - Isis 96 (1):156-157.
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    Philip Mirowski and Esther-Mirjam Sent , Science Bought and Sold: Essays in the Economics of Science. Chicago and London: University of Chicago Press, 2002. Pp. IX+573. Isbn 0-226-53857-5. £21.00, $33.00. [REVIEW]Theodore M. Porter - 2003 - British Journal for the History of Science 36 (3):381-383.
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    Annual Meeting of the History of Science Society Washington, D.C., 27-30 December 1992.Theodore Porter, Karl Huibauer, Michael Sokal, Joan Richards & Marshall Clagett - 1993 - Isis: A Journal of the History of Science 84:339-346.
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    On the Virtues and Disadvantage of Quantification for Democratic Life.Theodore M. Porter - 2001 - Studies in History and Philosophy of Science Part A 32 (4):739-747.
    In this paper, a response to Ed Levy's discussion of medical quantification, I reflect on the ambitions of my book Trust in Numbers. I explore the idealized method of randomized clinical trials, revealed in his case study, as a social technology, one endowed with a persuasive scientific rationale but shaped also by political and social demands. The scholarly study of quantification requires not a choice between blind admiration and sweeping rejection, but a nuanced understanding. This should take into account not (...)
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    Essay Review: Quantitative Technologies, Administrative Practices, and Statistical Minds.Theodore M. Porter - 2009 - Studium : Revue D’Histoire des Sciences Et des Universités 2 (4):211.
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    Michel Armatte. La science économique comme ingénierie: Quantification et modélisation. 354 pp., bibl., index. Paris: Presses des Mines, 2010. €29. [REVIEW]Theodore M. Porter - 2012 - Isis 103 (1):216-217.
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    Measurement and Meritocracy: An Intellectual History of Iq.Theodore M. Porter - 2009 - Modern Intellectual History 6 (3):637-644.
    Is intelligence a fit topic for intellectual history? The creation and institutionalization of IQ have been a favorite topic in the history of psychology, and have even achieved some standing in social histories of class, race, and mobility, especially in the United States. The campaign to quantify intelligence tended to remove it from the domain of intellectual history, which after all has traditionally emphasized ideas and interpretations. Measurement, and not alone of the mind, was pursued as a way to rein (...)
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    Author's Response.Theodore M. Porter - 1997 - Metascience 6 (1):87-89.
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    Philip Mirowski, More Heat Than Light: Economics as Social Physics, Physics as Nature's Economics. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1989. Pp. Xii + 450. ISBN 0-521-35042-5. £35.00, $59.50. [REVIEW]Theodore M. Porter - 1991 - British Journal for the History of Science 24 (1):110.
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    The History of Statistics: The Measurement of Uncertainty Before 1900. Stephen M. Stigler.Theodore M. Porter - 1988 - Isis 79 (2):326-327.
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    The Search for a Methodology of Social Science: Durkheim, Weber, and the Nineteenth-Century Problem of Cause, Probability, and Action. Stephen P. Turner.Theodore M. Porter - 1988 - Isis 79 (1):109-110.
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    Edgeworth on Chance, Economic Hazard, and Statistics. Francis Ysidro Edgeworth, Philip Mirowski.Theodore M. Porter - 1995 - Isis 86 (3):517-518.
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    L'économiste, la Science, Et la Pouvoir: Le Cas WalrasHervé Dumez.Theodore M. Porter - 1989 - Isis 80 (3):533-534.
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    Nicholas Wright Gillham. A Life of Sir Francis Galton: From African Exploration to the Birth of Eugenics. 416 Pp., Illus., Figs., Notes, Bibl., Index. New York: Oxford University Press, 2001. $30. [REVIEW]Theodore M. Porter - 2002 - Isis 93 (3):491-492.
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    Robert N. Proctor;, Londa Schiebinger . Agnotology: The Making and Unmaking of Ignorance. Viii + 298 Pp., Tables, Figs., Index. Stanford, Calif.: Stanford University Press, 2008. $65. [REVIEW]Theodore M. Porter - 2009 - Isis 100 (2):445-446.
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    Lorraine Daston. Classical Probability in the Enlightenment. Princeton: Princeton University Press, 1988. Pp. Xviii + 423. ISBN 0-691-08497-1, £27.50, $49.50. [REVIEW]Theodore M. Porter - 1989 - British Journal for the History of Science 22 (4):444.
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    Who's Who in Economics: A Biographical Dictionary of Major Economists, 1700-1986Mark Blaug.Theodore M. Porter - 1987 - Isis 78 (1):92-93.
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    Modern Facts and Postmodern Interpretations.Theodore M. Porter - 2001 - Annals of Science 58 (4):417-422.
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    Charles Coulston Gillispie.Theodore M. Porter - 2016 - Isis 107 (1):121-126.
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    The Cultural Meaning of Popular Science: Phrenology and the Organization of Consent in Nineteenth-Century BritainRoger Cooter.Theodore M. Porter - 1986 - Isis 77 (2):381-383.
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    The Politics of Numbers. William Alonso, Paul Starr.Theodore M. Porter - 1990 - Isis 81 (2):374-375.
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    The Uses of Humanistic History.Theodore M. Porter - 1991 - Philosophy of the Social Sciences 21 (2):214-222.
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    Andre Wakefield. The Disordered Police State: German Cameralism as Science and Practice. X + 226 Pp., Illus., Tables, Bibl., Index. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2009. $45. [REVIEW]Theodore M. Porter - 2010 - Isis 101 (2):433-434.
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    Government and Expertise: Specialists, Administrators, and Professionals. Roy MacLeod.Theodore M. Porter - 1989 - Isis 80 (4):744-745.
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    Histoire du Calcul Économique En FranceFrançois Etner.Theodore M. Porter - 1990 - Isis 81 (3):589-590.
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    Is the Life of the Scientist a Scientific Unit?Theodore M. Porter - 2006 - Isis 97 (2):314-321.
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    The American Census: A Social History. Margo J. Anderson.Theodore M. Porter - 1989 - Isis 80 (2):296-298.
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    The Norton History of the Human Sciences. Roger Smith.Theodore M. Porter - 2001 - Isis 92 (3):644-644.
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  42. Introduction: The Statistical Office as a Social Observatory.Theodore M. Porter - 2007 - Centaurus 49 (4):258-260.
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