How To Think About Science.


A great radio series – I only listened to a few of these, but it’s very thought-provoking and for general public (like myself): 

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If science is neither cookery, nor angelic virtuosity, then what is it?
Modern societies have tended to take science for granted as a way of knowing, ordering and controlling the world. Everything was subject to science, but science itself largely escaped scrutiny. This situation has changed dramatically in recent years. Historians, sociologists, philosophers and sometimes scientists themselves have begun to ask fundamental questions about how the institution of science is structured and how it knows what it knows. David Cayley talks to some of the leading lights of this new field of study.

Schedule:

Episode 1 – Steven Shapin and Simon Schaffer
Episode 2 – Lorraine Daston

Episode 3 – Margaret Lock
Episode 4 – Ian Hacking and Andrew Pickering
Episode 5 – Ulrich Beck and Bruno Latour
Episode 6 – James Lovelock
Episode 7 – Arthur Zajonc
Episode 8 – Wendell Berry
Episode 9 – Rupert Sheldrake
Episode 10 – Brian Wynne 
Episode 11 – Sajay Samuel 
Episode 12 – David Abram 
Episode 13 – Dean Bavington 
Episode 14 – Evelyn Fox Keller
Episode 15 – Barbara Duden
 and Silya Samerski 
Episode 16 – Steven Shapin 
Episode 17 – Peter Galison
Episode 18 – Richard Lewontin 
Episode 19 – Ruth Hubbard 
Episode 20 – Michael Gibbons, Peter Scott, & Janet Atkinson Grosjean 
Episode 21 -Christopher Norris and Mary Midgely
Episode 22 – Allan Young 
Episode 23 – Lee Smolin 
Episode 24 – Nicholas Maxwell

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