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  1. Philosophy in Science: Can philosophers of science permeate through science and produce scientific knowledge?Thomas Pradeu, Mael Lemoine, Mahdi Khelfaoui & Yves Gingras - forthcoming - British Journal for the Philosophy of Science.
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    What did mathematics do to physics?Yves Gingras - 2001 - History of Science 39 (4):383-416.
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    The visibility of philosophy of science in the sciences, 1980–2018.Mahdi Khelfaoui, Yves Gingras, Mael Lemoine & Thomas Pradeu - 2021 - Synthese 199 (3-4):1-31.
    In this paper, we provide a macro level analysis of the visibility of philosophy of science in the sciences over the last four decades. Our quantitative analysis of publications and citations of philosophy of science papers, published in 17 main journals representing the discipline, contributes to the longstanding debate on the influence of philosophy of science on the sciences. It reveals the global structure of relationships that philosophy of science maintains with science, technology, engineering and mathematics and social sciences and (...)
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    Naming without Necessity.Yves Gingras - 2010 - Revue de Synthèse 131 (3):439-454.
    The recent discussions on the label “historical epistemology” provide us with an interesting example of branding of concepts, ideas and methods. Given this recent interest in the meaning of the expression “historical epistemology”, a detailed analysis of its genealogy and context of emergence may provide some conceptual clarification in a discussion that is often confused and curiously silent on the long tradition of sociology of knowledge. This essay also sheds light on the difficulty with the international and interdisciplinary circulation of (...)
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    Following scientists through society? Yes, but at arm's length.Yves Gingras - 1995 - In Jed Z. Buchwald (ed.), Scientific practice: theories and stories of doing physics. Chicago: University of Chicago Press. pp. 123--50.
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    The experimenters' regress: from skepticism to argumentation.Benoı̂t Godin & Yves Gingras - 2002 - Studies in History and Philosophy of Science Part A 33 (1):133-148.
    Harry Collins' central argument about experimental practice revolves around the thesis that facts can only be generated by good instruments but good instruments can only be recognized as such if they produce facts. This is what Collins calls the experimenters' regress. For Collins, scientific controversies cannot be closed by the ‘facts’ themselves because there are no formal criteria independent of the outcome of the experiment that scientists can apply to decide whether an experimental apparatus works properly or not.No one seems (...)
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    Everything you did not necessarily want to know about gravitational waves. And why.Yves Gingras - 2007 - Studies in History and Philosophy of Science Part A 38 (1):268-282.
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    The Collective Construction of Scientific Memory: The Einstein-Poincaré Connection and its Discontents, 1905–2005.Yves Gingras - 2008 - History of Science 46 (1):75-114.
  9. The Uses of Analogies in Seventeenth and Eighteenth Century Science.Yves Gingras & Alexandre Guay - 2011 - Perspectives on Science 19 (2):154-191.
    The object of this paper is to look at the extent and nature of the uses of analogy during the ªrst century following the so-called scientiªc revolution. Using the research tool provided by JSTOR we systematically analyze the uses of “analog” and its cognates (analogies, analogous, etc.) in the Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London for the period 1665–1780. In addition to giving the possibility of evaluating quantitatively the proportion of papers explicitly using analogies, this approach makes it (...)
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    The Creative Power of Formal Analogies in Physics: The Case of Albert Einstein.Yves Gingras - 2015 - Science & Education 24 (5-6):529-541.
  11. Macroscopic oil droplets mimicking quantum behavior: How far can we push an analogy?Louis Vervoort & Yves Gingras - manuscript
    We describe here a series of experimental analogies between fluid mechanics and quantum mechanics recently discovered by a team of physicists. These analogies arise in droplet systems guided by a surface (or pilot) wave. We argue that these experimental facts put ancient theoretical work by Madelung on the analogy between fluid and quantum mechanics into new light. After re-deriving Madelung’s result starting from two basic fluid-mechanical equations (the Navier-Stokes equation and the continuity equation), we discuss the relation with the de (...)
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    “Please, Don’t Let Me Be Misunderstood”: The Role of Argumentation in a Sociology of Academic Misunderstandings.Yves Gingras - 2007 - Social Epistemology 21 (4):369 – 389.
    Academic debates are so frequent and omnipresent in most disciplines, particularly the social sciences and humanities, it seems obvious that disagreements are bound to occur. The aim of this paper is to show that whereas the agent who perceives his/her contribution as being misunderstood locates the origin of the communication problem on the side of the receiver who "misinterprets" the text, the emitter is in fact also contributing to the possibility of this misunderstanding through the very manner in which his/her (...)
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    Revisiting the “Quiet Debut” of the Double Helix: A Bibliometric and Methodological note on the “Impact” of Scientific Publications.Yves Gingras - 2010 - Journal of the History of Biology 43 (1):159-181.
    The object of this paper is two-fold: first, to show that contrary to what seem to have become a widely accepted view among historians of biology, the famous 1953 first Nature paper of Watson and Crick on the structure of DNA was widely cited — as compared to the average paper of the time — on a continuous basis from the very year of its publication and over the period 1953–1970 and that the citations came from a wide array of (...)
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    Mapping the structure of the intellectual field using citation and co-citation analysis of correspondences.Yves Gingras - 2010 - History of European Ideas 36 (3):330-339.
    This article uses the methods of citation and network analysis to map the global structure of the intellectual field and its development over time. Through the case study of Mersenne's, Oldenburg's and Darwin's correspondences, we show how looking at letters as a corpus of data can provide a global representation of the evolving conversation going on in the Republic of Letters and in intellectual and scientific fields. Aggregating general correspondences in electronic format offers a global portrait of the evolving composition (...)
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    Henri Poincaré: The Movie: The Unintended Consequences of Scientific Commemorations.Yves Gingras - 2007 - Isis 98:366-372.
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    Macroscopic Oil Droplets Mimicking Quantum Behaviour: How Far Can We Push an Analogy?Louis Vervoort & Yves Gingras - 2015 - International Studies in the Philosophy of Science 29 (3):271-294.
    We describe a series of experimental analogies between fluid mechanics and quantum mechanics recently discovered by a team of physicists. These analogies arise in droplet systems guided by a surface wave. We argue that these experimental facts put ancient theoretical work by Madelung on the analogy between fluid and quantum mechanics into new light. After re-deriving Madelung’s result starting from two basic fluid mechanical equations, we discuss the relation with the de Broglie–Bohm theory. This allows to make a direct link (...)
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    Les conditions d’émergence des « conflits d’intérêts » dans le champ universitaire.Yves Gingras & Malissard - 2000 - Éthique Publique 2 (2).
    L’intensification récente des relations entre les acteurs du champ universitaire et ceux du monde industriel a amené une montée en visibilité des questions qui touchent les conflits d’intérêts. Pratiquement toujours entendue comme une catégorie intemporelle et universelle, la notion de « conflit d’intérêts » a cependant une genèse historique et des conditions sociales d’émergence. À travers plusieurs exemples canadiens et américains du vingtième siècle, cet article montre comment émergent les conflits d’intérêts dans le champ universitaire. Alors qu’aujourd’hui ces exemples seraient (...)
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    Pourquoi le" programme fort" est-il incompris?Yves Gingras - 2000 - Cahiers Internationaux de Sociologie 109:235-255.
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    Experimentation in the Sciences: Comparative and Long-Term Historical Research on Experimental Practice.Catherine Allamel-Raffin, Jean-Luc Gangloff & Yves Gingras (eds.) - 2024 - Springer Nature Switzerland.
    This book takes a novel approach by highlighting comparative and long-term historical perspectives on experimental practice. The juxtaposition of accounts of natural, social, and medical experimentation is very enlightening, especially because the authors put the emphasis on the different kinds of objects of experimentation (physical matter, chemical reagents, social groups, organizations, sick individuals, archeological remains) and demonstrate how much the kinds of objects matter for the practice of experimentation, its methods, tools, and methodologies. Taken together, the chapters raise several fascinating (...)
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  20. The Characteristics and Diversity of Experimentation in the Sciences.Catherine Allamel-Raffin, Jean-Luc Gangloff & Yves Gingras - 2024 - In Catherine Allamel-Raffin, Jean-Luc Gangloff & Yves Gingras (eds.), Experimentation in the Sciences: Comparative and Long-Term Historical Research on Experimental Practice. Springer Nature Switzerland. pp. 1-8.
    This introduction aims at raising the central questions that will be discussed throughout the book in a variety of ways, adapted to each scientific discipline. What is experimentation, and what distinguishes it from observation in different disciplines? What epistemic status should experimentation have in relation to theory? In which institutional framework do experimental practices find their place? To answer these questions, we first detail the various functions of experimentation, abandoning the idea that it can be reduced to the sole function (...)
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    Out of the Ivory Tower: The Patenting Activity of Canadian University Professors Before the 1980s.Maxime Colleret & Yves Gingras - 2022 - Minerva 60 (2):281-300.
    This study analyses the patenting activities of university science and engineering professors in Canada between 1920 and 1975. Unlike most studies on commercial activities in academia, which typically focus on the post-1980 period and on university practices, we focus on the pre-1980 period and on the individual decisions of professors to patent their inventions. Based on quantitative patent data, we show that patenting, and thus professors’ interest in the possible commercial value of their scientific discoveries made in university laboratories, was (...)
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    Des sciences et des techniques: Un debat. Roger Guesnerie, Francois Hartog.Yves Gingras - 2000 - Isis 91 (1):132-133.
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    Experimentation in Physics.Yves Gingras - 2024 - In Catherine Allamel-Raffin, Jean-Luc Gangloff & Yves Gingras (eds.), Experimentation in the Sciences: Comparative and Long-Term Historical Research on Experimental Practice. Springer Nature Switzerland. pp. 9-19.
    This chapter presents the different purposes of observation and experiment in physics using examples that allow us to grasp the historical transformations linked to the development of instrumentation. We cover both the observational and experimental aspects of this discipline, which range from astronomy and astrophysics to nuclear and particle physics, including optics and solid-state physics.
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    La Carrière des Publications D’ettore Majorana une Étude Bibliométrique.Yves Gingras - 2013 - Revue de Synthèse 134 (1):75-87.
    Cet article retrace la carrière des publications d’Ettore Majorana en analysant les citations dont elles ont fait l’objet depuis le début des années 1930. Cette approche met en évidence la redécouverte, au milieu des années 1960, de l’article de 1937 portant sur les particules de spin quelconque et permet d’identifier les personnes à l’origine du travail de promotion de l‘œuvre de Majorana, dont la visibilité s’est accrue depuis le milieu des années 1970. L’étude des co-citations fait voir le réseau conceptuel (...)
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    La dynamique de Leibniz : métaphysique et substantialisme: François Duchesneau, La dynamique de Leibniz, Paris, Vrin, coll. Mathesis, 1994.Yves Gingras - 1995 - Philosophiques 22 (2):395-405.
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    Liberté des réseaux socionumériques, contrainte des chercheurs.Yves Gingras - 2011 - Hermès: La Revue Cognition, communication, politique 59 (1):, [ p.].
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    Liberté des réseaux socionumériques, contrainte des chercheurs.Yves Gingras - 2011 - Hermes 59:, [ p.].
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    Les sciences pour l'ingenieur: Histoire du rendez-vous des sciences et de la societe. Girolamo Ramunni.Yves Gingras - 1998 - Isis 89 (3):569-570.
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    Letter to the Editor.Yves Gingras - 2008 - Isis 99:374-375.
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    Letters to the Editor.Yves Gingras - 2008 - Isis 99 (2):374-375.
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    Response to Collins about 'one point' that is absent from my review of his book.Yves Gingras - 2009 - Studies in History and Philosophy of Science Part A 40 (1):112-.
  32. The emergence and evolution of the expression “conflict of interests” in science : A historical overview, 1880–2006.Yves Gingras & Pierre-Marc Gosselin - 2008 - Science and Engineering Ethics 14 (3):337-343.
    The tendency is strong to take the notion of “conflict of interests” for granted as if it had an invariant meaning and an ethical content independent of the historical context. It is doubtful however, from an historical and sociological point of view, that many of the cases now considered as instances of “conflicts of interests” would also have been conceived and perceived as such in, say, the 1930s. The idea of a “conflict of interests” presupposes that there are indeed interests (...)
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    The Globalization of European Research in the Social Sciences and Humanities : A Bibliometric Study.Johan Heilbron & Yves Gingras - 2018 - In Johan Heilbron, Gustavo Sorá & Thibaud Boncourt (eds.), The Social and Human Sciences in Global Power Relations. Cham: Springer Verlag. pp. 29-58.
    On the basis of bibliometric data, this chapter shows that international collaboration in the social sciences and humanities has increased strongly between 1980 and 2014, but that the pattern of exchange has known few structural changes. At the basic level of production capacity and article output, the global field of the SSH is best described as a Euro-American duopoly. At the higher level of co-authorships and citations, however, the field structure tends to be monopolistic: no language can compete with English, (...)
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    Letters to the Editor.D. L. Simms, Martin Bernal, Yves Gingras & Lewis Pyenson - 1993 - Isis 84 (3):538-541.
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    Letters to the Editor.D. Simms, Martin Bernal, Yves Gingras & Lewis Pyenson - 1993 - Isis 84:538-541.
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    Henri Poincaré: The MoviePhilippe Thomine . Tout est relatif, Monsieur Poincaré! Produced by Vidéoscop–Université Nancy 2, Archives Henri Poincaré, UMR 7117, CNRS, 2005. [REVIEW]Yves Gingras - 2007 - Isis 98 (2):366-372.
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    Alfred Nordmann;, Hans Radder;, Gregor Schiemann . Science Transformed? Debating Claims of an Epochal Break. vii + 222 pp., illus., bibls., index. Pittsburgh: University of Pittsburgh Press, 2011. $29.95. [REVIEW]Yves Gingras - 2013 - Isis 104 (3):651-652.
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    Anne-Lise Rey . Méthode et histoire: Quelle histoire font les historiens des sciences et des techniques? 513 pp., bibl., index. Paris: Classiques Garnier, 2014. €49. [REVIEW]Yves Gingras - 2015 - Isis 106 (4):896-897.
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    Controverses sur la science: Pour une sociologie transversaliste de l'activité scientifique. [REVIEW]Yves Gingras - 2008 - Isis 99:667-668.
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    David Goodstein. On Fact and Fraud: Cautionary Tales from the Front Lines of Science. 168 pp., illus., index. Princeton, N.J./Oxford: Princeton University Press, 2010. $22.95. [REVIEW]Yves Gingras - 2011 - Isis 102 (1):142-143.
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    Des sciences et des techniques: Un debat by Roger Guesnerie; Francois Hartog. [REVIEW]Yves Gingras - 2000 - Isis 91:132-133.
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    Engineering education and research in Montreal: Social constraints and opportunities. [REVIEW]Yves Gingras & Robert Gagnon - 1988 - Minerva 26 (1):53-65.
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    Histories of Scientific Observation. [REVIEW]Yves Gingras - 2012 - Isis 103:157-158.
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    Introduction à la sociologie des sciences et des connaissances scientifiques. [REVIEW]Yves Gingras - 2003 - Isis 94:423-424.
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    Lorraine Daston;, Elizabeth Lunbeck . Histories of Scientific Observation. 460 pp., illus., bibls., index. Chicago/London: University of Chicago Press, 2011. $27.50. [REVIEW]Yves Gingras - 2012 - Isis 103 (1):157-158.
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    Les sciences pour l'ingenieur: Histoire du rendez-vous des sciences et de la societe by Girolamo Ramunni. [REVIEW]Yves Gingras - 1998 - Isis 89:569-570.
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    Michel Dubois. Introduction à la sociologie des sciences et des connaissances scientifiques. x + 321 pp., tables, apps, indexes. Paris: Presses Universitaires de France, 1999. Fr 139. [REVIEW]Yves Gingras - 2003 - Isis 94 (2):423-424.
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    National Traditions in Science Norman T. Gridgeman, Biological sciences at the National Research Council of Canada: the early years to 1952. Waterloo, Ontario: Wilfrid Laurier University Press, 1979. Pp. xxi + 153. $7.50. [REVIEW]Yves Gingras - 1984 - British Journal for the History of Science 17 (1):91-91.
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    On Fact and Fraud: Cautionary Tales from the Front Lines of Science. [REVIEW]Yves Gingras - 2011 - Isis 102:142-143.
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  50. Radar Development in Canada: The Radio Branch of the National Research Council of Canada, 1939-1946 by W. E. Knowles Middleton. [REVIEW]Yves Gingras - 1982 - Isis 73:324-324.
     
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