History of Science

The paper starts by a visit to an exhibit at the Natural History Museum in New York which shows in parallel series of fossils of horse evolution and series of how paleontologists have varied in their...
Written for a large public interested in renewing the understanding of scientific practice and its connection with the rest of society this book uses anecdotes, case studies, examples from many...
Whitehead is very difficult and somewhat neglected thinker. Isabelle Stengers has succeeded in offering a systematic reading of his scientific as well as his theological arguments. The result is a...
A semiotic study of one article by Pasteur in order to elicit from the text the many philosophies and sociologies of science mobilized in the narration. Semiotics is used to show how non-humans can...
It would be nice to be able to define what is specific to our modem scientific culture. It would be still nicer to find the most economical explanation (which might not be the most economic one) of...
-Would you say that Isabelle Stengers is the greatest French philosopher of science? -Yes, except she is from Belgium a country that exists only in part and where, contrary to France, the link...
Foregrounding the importance of soil and more generally the surface of the Earth —what is now often called the Critical Zone (CZ)— remains very difficult as long as the usual planetary view, familiar...