Ways of Knowing A New History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

ISBN-10: 0226667952

ISBN-13: 9780226667959

Edition: 2001

Authors: John V. Pickstone

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Book details

List price: $34.00
Copyright year: 2001
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
Publication date: 4/1/2001
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 288
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.50" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 0.836
Language: English

John V. Pickstone is Wellcome Research Professor at Manchester University, where he founded the Centre for the History of Science, Technology and Medicine and directed it until 2002. His numerous books and articles include Ways of Knowing. A New History of Science, Technology and Medicine (Manchester University Press, 2000, and Chicago University Press, 2001) and Surgeons, Manufacturers and Patients: A Transatlantic History of the Total Hip Replacement, co-authored with Julie Anderson and Francis Neary (Palgrave, 2007).

Acknowledgements
A note to the reader
Ways of knowing: an introduction
An outline of the method
Missions for this book
An outline of the story
World-readings: the meanings of nature and of science
Variety in modern Western medicine
Meanings and readings
Renaissance cosmologies
Disenchantment?
Natural theology and natural diseases
Revolution, respectability and evolution
Science, progress and the State
Modernist human-natures
Nature and culture
Natural history
'Historia' and representation
New worlds, new properties and new creators
Natures for pedigree people
Natural empires
Popular natural history
Displays of technology, new and old
'Natural history' now
Analysis and the rationalisation of production
Analysis from the ancient world
Analytical aspirations
The elements of chemistry
Analysis for engineers
Analysis and 'physics'
Rationalised production
Rationalisation and identities
Production and analytical sciences
The elements of bodies, earth and society
Medical analysis: corpse and patient
Analysing plants and animals
Sciences of the earth
Analysing the social
Reflections on the institutions of analysis
Experimentalism and invention
Meanings of experiment
Experimental histories
Experimentation and the age of analysis
Synthesis in chemistry
Experimentation in biomedical sciences
Experimentation in physical sciences
On clouds, dust and control
Experimentalism and hierarchies of knowledge
Experiment and invention
Industries, universities and the technoscientific complexes
Analysis and established technologies
Electrical analysis and synthesis
Electrotechnics and industrial laboratories
Dyestuffs and pharmaceuticals
Remedies for/from microbes
Science and industry in and after the First World War
Technosciences in and after the Second World War
Coda
Technoscience and public understandings: the British case c.2000
'No one understands us'
Science back in business
The study of 'public understanding of science'
The politics of technoscience
Understanding public science
Analysis and the bounds of 'science'
Publics and natural histories
Public understandings and world-readings
Science, values and history
Bibliography
Index
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