Wednesday, 14 May 2008
How To think About Science
Historians, sociologists, philosophers and sometimes scientists themselves have begun to ask how the institution of science is structured and how it knows what it knows. David Cayley explores this new field of study in a special series for CBC Radio's Ideas.
Luminaries include Simon Schaffer (Leviathan and the Air Pump: Hobbes, Boyle and the Experimental Life); Lorraine Daston (Objectivity), director of the Max Planck Institute for the history of Science; Margaret Lock (Twice Dead: Organ Transplants and the Reinvention of Death); Ian Hacking (The Social Construction of What? ); Michael Gibbons and Peter Scott (Rethinking Science); Ruth Hubbard (Exploding the Gene Myth); Richard Lewontin (Biology as Ideology: The Doctrine of DNA); Peter Galison (Einstein's Clocks, Poincare's Maps: Empires of Time); Steven Shapin (Leviathan and the Air-Pump: Hobbes, Boyle, and the Experimental Life); Barbara Duden (Disembodying Women: Perspectives on Pregnancy and the Unborn) and Silya Samerski; Evelyn Fox Keller (Reflections on Gender and Science); James Lovelock (The Revenge of Gaia); Ulrich Beck (Risk Society); and Bruno Latour (We Have Never Been Modern).
CBC Radio Podcasts ~ Ideas: How to Think About Science