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Keller, Evelyn Fox 1936-

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Works: 132 works in 386 publications in 5 languages and 15,794 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography  Terminology  Interviews  Conference proceedings 
Roles: Editor, Author of introduction
Classifications: QH428, 501
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Publications about Evelyn Fox Keller
Publications by Evelyn Fox Keller
Most widely held works by Evelyn Fox Keller
Reflections on gender and science by Evelyn Fox Keller( Book )
21 editions published between 1985 and 1995 in English and held by 2,456 libraries worldwide
The century of the gene by Evelyn Fox Keller( Book )
23 editions published between 2000 and 2002 in English and held by 2,391 libraries worldwide
"Evelyn Fox Keller provides an analysis of the achievements to genetics and molecular biology in the twentieth century, the century of the gene. Not just a chronicle of biology's progress from gene to genome in one hundred years, The Century of the Gene also calls our attention to the surprising ways these advances challenge the familiar picture of the gene most of us still entertain."--Jacket
A feeling for the organism : the life and work of Barbara McClintock by Evelyn Fox Keller( Book )
22 editions published between 1983 and 2003 in English and held by 1,901 libraries worldwide
McClintock, Barbara
Making sense of life explaining biological development with models, metaphors, and machines by Evelyn Fox Keller( file )
20 editions published between 2002 and 2003 in English and held by 1,760 libraries worldwide
Publisher's description: What do biologists want? If, unlike their counterparts in physics, biologists are generally wary of a grand, overarching theory, at what kinds of explanation do biologists aim? How will we know when we have "made sense" of life? Such questions, Evelyn Fox Keller suggests, offer no simple answers. Explanations in the biological sciences are typically provisional and partial, judged by criteria as heterogeneous as their subject matter. It is Keller's aim in this bold and challenging book to account for this epistemological diversity--particularly in the discipline of developmental biology. In particular, Keller asks, what counts as an "explanation" of biological development in individual organisms? Her inquiry ranges from physical and mathematical models to more familiar explanatory metaphors to the dramatic contributions of recent technological developments, especially in imaging, recombinant DNA, and computer modeling and simulations. A history of the diverse and changing nature of biological explanation in a particularly charged field, Making Sense of Life draws our attention to the temporal, disciplinary, and cultural components of what biologists mean, and what they understand, when they propose to explain life
Feminism and science ( file )
22 editions published between 1996 and 2006 in English and held by 1,383 libraries worldwide
Over the past fifteen years, a new dimension to the analysis of science has emerged. Feminist theory, combined with the insights of recent developments in the history, philosophy, and sociology of science, has raised a number of new and important questions about the content, practice, and traditional goals of science. Feminists have pointed to a bias in the choice and definition of problems with which scientist have concerned themselves, and in the actual design and interpretation of experiments, and have argued that modern science evolved out of a conceptual structuring of the world that incorporated particular and historically specific ideologies of gender. The seventeen articles in this outstanding volume reflect the diversity and strengths of feminist contributions to current thinking about science
Conflicts in feminism ( Book )
10 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 906 libraries worldwide
A selection of essays which proposes strategies for practising conflict in feminism and explores the most critically divisive issues in feminism today. The contributors analyze how particular debates have worked both for and against feminist thought
Refiguring life : metaphors of twentieth-century biology by Evelyn Fox Keller( Book )
13 editions published between 1995 and 1999 in English and held by 788 libraries worldwide
Refiguring Life begins with the history of genetics and embryology, showing how discipline-based metaphors have directed scientists' search for evidence. Keller continues with an exploration of the border traffic between biology and physics, focusing on the question of life and the law of increasing entropy. In a final section she traces the impact of new metaphors, born of the computer revolution, on the course of biological research. Keller shows how these metaphors began as objects of contestation between competing visions of the life sciences, how they came to be recast and appropriated by already established research agendas, and how in the process they ultimately came to subvert those same agendas. Refiguring Life explains how the metaphors and machinery of research are not merely the products of scientific discovery but actually work together to map out the territory along which new metaphors and machines can be constructed. Through their dynamic interaction, Keller points out, they define the realm of the possible in science. Drawing on a remarkable spectrum of theoretical work ranging from Schroedinger to French psychoanalyst Jacques Lacan, Refiguring Life fuses issues already prominent in the humanities and social sciences with those in the physical and natural sciences, transgressing disciplinary boundaries to offer a broad view of the natural sciences as a whole. Moving gracefully from genetics to embryology, from physics to biology, from cyberscience to molecular biology, Evelyn Fox Keller demonstrates that scientific inquiry cannot pretend to stand apart from the issues and concerns of the larger society in which it exists
Body/politics : women and the discourses of science by Mary Jacobus( Book )
13 editions published between 1990 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 780 libraries worldwide
"Body Politics" focuses on the interpenetration of literary, social and scientific discourses concerning the female body
Secrets of life, secrets of death : essays on language, gender, and science by Evelyn Fox Keller( Book )
13 editions published between 1992 and 2014 in English and held by 689 libraries worldwide
The essays included here represent Fox Keller's attempts to integrate the insights of feminist theory with those of her contemporaries in the history and philosophy of science
Keywords in evolutionary biology by Evelyn Fox Keller( Book )
19 editions published between 1992 and 1999 in English and Undetermined and held by 673 libraries worldwide
In Science, more than elsewhere, a word is expected to mean what it says, nothing more, nothing less. But scientific discourse is neither different nor separable from ordinary language - meanings are multiple, ambiguities ubiquitous. Keywords in Evolutionary Biology grapples with this problem in a field especially prone to the confusion engendered by semantic imprecision. Written by historians, philosophers, and biologists - including, among others, Stephen Jay Gould, Diane Paul, John Beatty Robert Richards, Richard Lewontin, David Sloan Wilson, Peter Bowler and Richard Dawkins - these essays identify and explicate those terms in evolutionary biology which, though commonly used, are plagued by multiple concurrent and historically varying meanings. By clarifying these terms in their many guises, the editors Evelyn Fox Keller and Elisabeth Lloyd hope to focus attention on major scholarly problems in the field - problems sometimes obscured, sometimes revealed, and sometimes even created by the use of such equivocal words. "Competition," "adaptation," and "fitness," for instance, are among the terms whose multiple meanings have led to more than merely semantic debates in evolutionary biology. Exploring the complexity of keywords and clarity their role in prominent issues in the field, this book will prove invaluable to scientists and philosophers trying to come to terms with evolutionary theory; it will also serve as a useful guide to future research into the ways in which scientific language works
The mirage of a space between nature and nurture by Evelyn Fox Keller( Book )
10 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 509 libraries worldwide
<DIV>Prominent historian of science considers how the opposition between nature (understood to be genetic or innate) and nurture (understood as acquired or environmental) came to be such an entrenched part of scientific and social ways of thinking.</div>
Evelyn Fox Keller science and gender ( visu )
4 editions published between 1990 and 2005 in English and held by 158 libraries worldwide
E.F. Keller, a theoretical physicist in the Dept. of Rhetoric at the University of California at Berkeley, discusses how gender plays a significant role in the language that scientists use to describe their work
Science and gender with Evelyn Fox Keller ( visu )
3 editions published between 1989 and 2002 in English and held by 129 libraries worldwide
E.F. Keller, a theoretical physicist in the Dept. of Rhetoric at the University of California at Berkeley, discusses how gender plays a significant role in the language that scientists use to describe their work
Le siècle du gène by Evelyn Fox Keller( Book )
3 editions published in 2003 in French and held by 109 libraries worldwide
Analyse du progrès de la génétique et de la biologie moléculaire au cours du XXe siècle, depuis le début du travail sur les gènes en 1909 jusqu'à celui sur le génome humain en 2001. Montre que les chercheurs ne sont pas parvenus à la fin de la recherche en biologie, mais qu'ils sont, au contraire, au seuil d'une nouvelle époque faste. Présente également les enjeux actuels de la recherche
Liebe, Macht und Erkenntnis : männliche oder weibliche Wissenschaft? by Evelyn Fox Keller( Book )
8 editions published between 1986 and 1998 in German and held by 102 libraries worldwide
Expliquer la vie : modèles, métaphores et machines en biologie du développement by Evelyn Fox Keller( Book )
2 editions published in 2004 in French and held by 89 libraries worldwide
Yu mi tian li de xian zhi : yi lei yi chuan xue jia mai ke lin tuo ke by Evelyn Fox Keller( Book )
5 editions published between 1995 and 1996 in Chinese and held by 84 libraries worldwide
Three cultures : fifteen lectures on the confrontation of academic cultures by Evelyn Fox Keller( Book )
4 editions published in 1989 in English and held by 64 libraries worldwide
Le rôle des métaphores dans les progrès de la biologie by Evelyn Fox Keller( Book )
5 editions published in 1999 in French and held by 61 libraries worldwide
Das Leben neu denken : Metaphern der Biologie im 20. Jahrhundert by Evelyn Fox Keller( Book )
5 editions published between 1998 and 2008 in German and held by 59 libraries worldwide
 
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Alternative Names
Fox Keller, E. 1936-
Fox Keller, Evelyn
Fox Keller, Evelyn 1936-
Keller, E. F. 1936-
Keller, E. Fox 1936-
Keller, Evelyn F.
Keller, Evelyn Fox
ケラー, エヴリン・フォックス
ケラー, エブリン・フォックス
Languages
English (207)
German (15)
French (10)
Chinese (5)
Italian (3)
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