Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Spontaneous Generations 3(1) 2009: Table of Contents

The Editorial Board of Spontaneous Generations: A Journal for the History and Philosophy of Science is pleased to announce the publication of the journal's third issue, which features a Focused Discussion section devoted to the theme "Epistemic Boundaries."

Spontaneous Generations is an open-access online academic journal published by graduate students at the Institute for the History and Philosophy of Science and Technology, University of Toronto. To access the papers, please visit the journal's home page. Details of our call for papers for Volume 4: "Scientific Instruments: Knowledge, Practice and Culture" can also be found on the website.

We encourage your comments and questions on the issues raised by the authors of the articles and opinion pieces published in this issue of the journal. Please e-mail your comments to the editor or use the journal’s online comment system.

Table of Contents

Focused Discussion
Editor's Introduction: Epistemic Boundaries / Sebastian Gil-Riano, Vivien Hamilton
Phenomenology in the American Vein: Justus Buchler’s Ordinal Naturalism and its Importance for the Justification of Epistemic Objects / Leon Niemoczynski
Creation Myths and Epistemic Boundaries / Daryn Lehoux
Evolution, Intelligent Design and Public Education: A Comment on Thomas Nagel / Scott Aikin, Michael Harbour, Robert Talisse
‘Exceeding the Age in EveryThing’: Placing Sloane’s Objects / James Delbourgo
Epistemic Fencelines: Air Monitoring Instruments and Expert-Resident Boundaries / Gwen Ottinger
Domesticating the Magnet: Secularity, Secrecy and ‘Permanency’ as Epistemic Boundaries in Marie Curie’s Early Work / Graeme Gooday
“I hold every properly qualified navigator to be a philosopher”: The Making of the U.S. Naval Observatory’s Global Laboratory / Aaron Sidney Wright
Cultural Exchange in a Heterogeneous Research Field: Approaching Scientific Culture with Anthropological Thought / Daniela Baus
Exploring Epistemic Boundaries Between Scientific and Popular Cultures / Marina Levina
Dealing With Disagreement: Distinguishing Two Types of Epistemic Peers / Benjamin Elliott Wald

Going Outside the Model: Robustness Analysis and Experimental Science / Michael Trevor Bycroft
Progress in Science and Science at the Non-Western Peripheries / Deepanwita Dasgupta
Was Kekule's Mind Brainbound? The Historiography of Chemistry and the Philosophy of Extended Cognition."/ David Theodore
On the Subject of Goethe: Hermann von Helmholtz on Goethe and Scientific Objectivity / Dani Hallet
Crossing the Newton-Maxwell Gap: Convergences and Contingencies / Matti Tedre, Erkki Sutinen

Going Public: A Cautionary Tale / Michael Lynch
Response to Lynch / Steve Fuller
Reflections on Trees of Knowledge / Marion Blute
Response to Professor Blute / Ian Hacking

Phillip Thurtle. The Emergence of Genetic Rationality: Space, Time, & Information in American Biological Science, 1870-1920 / Ari Gross
Daniel Rothbart. Philosophical Instruments: Minds and Tools at Work / Isaac Record
Bas van Fraassen. Scientific Representation: Paradoxes of Perspective / Curtis Forbes
Carl F. Craver. Explaining the Brain: Mechanisms and the Mosaic Unity of Neuroscience / Kevin Morris
The Unbounded Bridge of Emergent Evolution, a review of Jacob Klapwijk, Purpose in the Living World: Creation and Emergent Evolution / Mark William Westmoreland
Maria Rentetzi. Trafficking Materials and Gendered Research Practices: Radium Research in Early 20th Century Vienna / Vivien Hamilton

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