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Science without laws : model systems, cases, exemplary narratives

Author: Angela N H Creager; Elizabeth Lunbeck; M Norton Wise
Publisher: Durham : Duke University Press, 2007.
Series: Science and cultural theory.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The essays in this collection assess the scope and function of model objects in domains as diverse as biology, geology, and history, attending to differences between fields as well as to epistemological commonalities.
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Genre/Form: Aufsatzsammlung
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Science without laws.
Durham : Duke University Press, 2007
(OCoLC)776541960
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Angela N H Creager; Elizabeth Lunbeck; M Norton Wise
ISBN: 9780822340461 0822340461 9780822340683 0822340682
OCLC Number: 83758958
Description: 287 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Contents: Redesigning the fruit fly : the molecularization of Drosophila / Marcel Weber --
Wormy logic : model organisms as case-based reasoning / Rachel A. Ankeny --
Model organisms as powerful tools for biomedical research / E. Jane Albert Hubbard --
The troop trope : baboon behavior as a model system in the postwar period / Susan Sperling --
From scaling to simulation : changing meanings and ambitions of models in geology / Naomi Oreskes --
Models and simulations in climate change : historical, epistemological, anthropological, and political aspects / Amy Dahan Dalmedico --
The curious case of the prisoner's dilemma : model situation? : exemplary narrative? / Mary S. Morgan --
The psychoanalytic case : voyeurism, ethics, and epistemology in Robert Stoller's Sexual excitement / John Forrester --
"To exist is to have confidence in one's way of being" : rituals as model systems / Clifford Geertz --
Democratic Athens as an experimental system : history and the project of political theory / Josiah Ober --
Latitude, slaves, and the Bible : an experiment in microhistory / Carlo Ginzburg --
Afterword : reflections on exemplary narratives, cases, and model organisms / Mary S. Morgan.
Series Title: Science and cultural theory.
Responsibility: edited by Angela N.H. Creager, Elizabeth Lunbeck, and M. Norton Wise.
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