John Theophilus Desaguliers: A Natural Philosopher, Engineer by Audrey T. Carpenter

By Audrey T. Carpenter

John Theophilus Desaguliers made his mark at the eighteenth century in different assorted methods. He was once an assistant to Sir Isaac Newton and later elucidated the tough options of Newtonian physics in deepest lectures. He was once a member of the Royal Society, and was once offered with the Society's optimum honour, the Copley Medal, at the least thrice. He was once a pioneering engineer: the water offer of Edinburgh, the air flow of the homes of Parliament and the 1st Westminster Bridge all owed him a debt. In a special sphere, Desaguliers turned the 3rd Grand grasp of the Grand hotel of the Freemasons which used to be based in 1717. he's remembered world wide for his seminal effect in the course of these early days of Freemasonry. He additionally wrote poetry and had an influential circle of buyers, together with George I and Frederick, Prince of Wales (whom he initiated as a Mason at a specifically convened inn at Kew). This biography, in accordance with unique learn, describes a charismatic personality who used to be a massive determine of his age.

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Bioinsecurities: Disease Interventions, Empire, and the by Neel Ahuja

By Neel Ahuja

In Bioinsecurities Neel Ahuja argues that U.S. imperial enlargement has been formed through the makes an attempt of health and wellbeing and armed forces officers to manage the interactions of people, animals, viruses, and micro organism on the borders of U.S. impression, a phenomenon known as the govt of species. The booklet explores efforts to regulate the unfold of Hansen's ailment, venereal ailment, polio, smallpox, and HIV via interventions linking the continental usa to Hawai'i, Panamá, Puerto Rico, Cuba, Congo, Iraq, and India within the 20th and twenty-first centuries. Ahuja argues that racial fears of contagion helped to supply public optimism relating country makes use of of prescribed drugs, clinical experimentation, army intervention, and incarceration to control the immune capacities of the physique. within the method, the protection country made the organic buildings of human and animal populations into websites of fight within the politics of empire, unleashing new sufferer activisms and sorts of resistance to clinical and armed forces authority around the more and more worldwide sphere of U.S. influence.

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Making Natural Knowledge: Constructivism and the History of by Jan Golinski

By Jan Golinski

Arguably the easiest to be had advent to constructivism, a study paradigm that has ruled the background of technological know-how for the previous 40 years, Making traditional Knowledge displays at the significance of this thought, tells the heritage of its upward push to prominence, and lines its most crucial tensions.

Viewing clinical wisdom as a made from human tradition, Jan Golinski demanding situations the conventional trajectory of the historical past of technology as regular and independent growth. In exploring subject matters resembling the social identification of the scientist, the importance of locations the place technological know-how is practiced, and the jobs performed by means of language, tools, and pictures, Making traditional Knowledge sheds new mild at the kin among technological know-how and different cultural domains.

"A regular creation to traditionally minded students drawn to the constructivist programme. actually, it's been known as the 'constructivist's bible' in lots of a convention corridor."—Matthew Eddy, British magazine for the historical past of Science

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Science Policies and Twentieth-Century Dictatorships: Spain, by Amparo Gómez,Antonio Fco. Canales,Brian Balmer

By Amparo Gómez,Antonio Fco. Canales,Brian Balmer

creating a clean contribution to the political heritage of technology, this publication explores the connections among the technology regulations of 3 nations that every skilled significant political upheaval within the 20th century: Spain, Italy and Argentina. via focussing on those 3 nations, the members may be able to current case experiences that spotlight the features and specificities of the democratic and dictatorial political procedures serious about the creation of technology and expertise. the point of interest on dictatorship offers the chance to extend our wisdom -beyond the extra huge literature approximately technological know-how in Nazi Germany and Stalinist USSR -about the extent of political involvement of scientists in non-democratic contexts and to what volume they act as politicians in numerous contexts. Key issues lined comprise the hot varieties of association and institutionalization of technology within the 20th century; the involvement of medical groups within the governance of technological know-how and its associations; the position of ideology in medical improvement; the medical practices followed by way of medical groups in numerous contexts; and the features of technology and know-how produced in those contexts.

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Philosophy and Biodiversity (Cambridge Studies in Philosophy by Markku Oksanen,Juhani Pietarinen

By Markku Oksanen,Juhani Pietarinen

this significant assortment makes a speciality of the character and significance of biodiversity. the idea that is clarified and its intrinsic and instrumental price are mentioned. although the time period biodiversity used to be invented within the Nineteen Eighties to advertise the reason for species conservation, discussions on organic variety return to Plato. there are various controversies surrounding biodiversity and some of them are tested right here: what's invaluable of safety or recovery and what's the suitable point of prices? Is it permissible to kill sentient animals to advertise local populations? Can species be reintroduced in the event that they have disappeared many years in the past? How may still the duties for biodiversity be shared? This e-book should be of curiosity to philosophers of technological know-how and biologists, but in addition to somebody attracted to conservation and the environment.

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A Study of Siouan Cults by James Owen Dorsey

By James Owen Dorsey

A examine of Siouan Cults
James Owen Dorsey, James Owen Dorsey (October 31, 1848 – February four, 1895) was once an American ethnologist, linguist, and Episcopalian missionary within the Dakota Territory

This publication provides «A research of Siouan Cults», from James Owen Dorsey. A dynamic desk of contents permits to leap on to the bankruptcy selected.

Table of Contents
- approximately This Book
- Introduction
- Definitions
- Cults Of The Omaha, Ponka, Kansa, And Osage
- have been And Winnebago Cults
- Dakota And Assiniboin Cults
- Cults Of The Mandan, Hidatsa, And Sapona
- Concluding Remarks
- Footnotes

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The Historiography of Contemporary Science and Technology by Thomas Söderquist

By Thomas Söderquist

greater than 90 percentage of all clinical historical past has been made over the last part century. to this point, even though, just a fraction of historic scholarship has handled this era. basically a decade in the past, so much medical historians thought of contemporary technological know-how - the medical tradition created, lived and remembered by way of modern scientists - a space of research top left to the old actors themselves.

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The Politics of Addiction: Medical Conflict and Drug by S. Mars

By S. Mars

The Politics of dependancy  examines strength and policy-making within the context of a sour clash among inner most and publicly hired medical professionals treating habit. law used to be utilized by either the career and the kingdom to form the therapy of dependancy and who may provide it, with the media feeding into the process.

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Women Scientists: Reflections, Challenges, and Breaking by Magdolna Hargittai

By Magdolna Hargittai

Magdolna Hargittai makes use of over fifteen years of in-depth dialog with woman physicists, chemists, biomedical researchers, and different scientists to shape cohesive principles at the country of the trendy girl scientist. The compilation, in line with sixty conversations, examines targeted demanding situations that ladies with critical clinical aspirations face. as well as addressing demanding situations and the unjustifiable underrepresentation of girls on the greater degrees of academia, Hargittai takes a balanced process through discussing how one of the most profitable of those girls have controlled to acquire specialist luck and private happiness.
Women Scientists portrays scientists from various backgrounds, varied geographical regions-eighteen nations from 4 continents-and leaders from various specialist backgrounds, together with 8 Nobel laureate ladies. The publication is split into 3 sections: "Husband and spouse Teams," "Women on the Top," and "In excessive Positions." Hargittai makes use of her personal adventure to introduce her first part at the lives of trendy clinical and addresses the fun and drawbacks of husband and spouse groups. the second one part is a finished exploration of the struggles and triumphs of "women on the top." Hargittai introduces ladies from nations the place quite little has been written approximately woman scientists. the ultimate part specializes in ladies scientists concerned with technological know-how management and management. Hargittai's biographical sketches position versions for budding scientists. The booklet is a miles wanted account of lady presence and impact within the sciences.

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Technoculture and Critical Theory: In the Service of the by Simon Cooper

By Simon Cooper

the writer explores the paintings of significant thinkers and cultural hobbies that experience grappled with the complicated courting among expertise, politics and tradition. topics similar to the net, cloning, conflict, fascism and digital fact are positioned inside of a vast theoretical context which explores how humanity could, via expertise, identify a extra moral dating with the world.
Examining the philosophy of writers reminiscent of Heidegger, Benjamin, Lyotard, Virilio, and Zizek, and cultural hobbies resembling Italian Futurism, this booklet marks a well timed intervention in severe idea debates. The huge scope of the booklet may be of significant curiosity to these within the fields of philosophy, severe conception, cultural stories, politics and communications.

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