Celebrating the 50th Anniversary of Thomas Kuhn's The Structure of Scientific Revolutions at the University of Chicago

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I just arrived in Chicago where I will be attending a conference on Thomas Kuhn's The Structure ...

After Construction/Between Loops and Kinds: Alexander's The Mantra of Efficiency

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My favorite thing about this blog is that it sticks things deeply in my craw, and I cannot pull them...

The Other 2012 Prophecy

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I asked Joseph November , Associate Professor of History at the University of South Carolina, to sha...

The Fall of Jonah Lehrer (Part 3 of 4)

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This is the third installment of a four-part series on the cultural context of contemporary popular ...
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I'm flying out tomorrow morning for the History of Science Society's Annual Meeting in San Diego. The philosophers of science will ...

The Fall of Jonah Lehrer (Part 2 of 4)

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This is the second installment of a four-part series on the cultural context of contemporary popular...
Kuhn Was Right

Kuhn Was Right

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This past weekend, Princeton hosted a workshop in honor of Thomas Kuhn called " Structure  at 50: Assessing and Reassessing Kuhn and h...

Henry David Thoreau: Scientist, Capitalist, Land Surveyor

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We have been talking a great deal about the history of capitalism on American Science, particularl...
The Fall of Jonah Lehrer (Part 1 of 4)

The Fall of Jonah Lehrer (Part 1 of 4)

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How are the mighty fallen in the midst of the battle! O [Jonah], thou wast slain in thine high places.  2 Samuel 1:25 (King James, adapte...

Sandy Studies 3: A Teachable Moment

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Yesterday, my colleague, James McClellan, and I held a discussion group on Hurricane Sandy with stud...

Sandy Studies 2: Darkness

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Some years ago, the historian, A. Roger Ekirch , published a book titled, At Day's Close: Night ...
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