Spontaneous Generations: A Journal for the History and Philosophy of Science

Spontaneous Generations is an online, peer-reviewed academic journal established to provide a platform for interdisciplinary discussion and debate about issues that concern the community of scholars in the history and philosophy of science and related fields. A unique feature of the journal is a Focused Discussion section consisting of short peer-reviewed and invited articles devoted to a particular theme that alternates every issue. The journal also publishes original peer-reviewed research papers, opinions pieces and book-reviews.

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Call for Papers for our Ninth Volume (2016)

 
"Contemporary Issues Concerning Scientific Realism: The Future of the Scientific Realism Debate"  
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Vol 8, No 1 (2016): Science and Technology Studies and Social Inequality

This collection of essays and focused discussion pieces encourages Science and Technology Studies to focus on inequalities within scientific practice and knowledge production. The goal of this issue is to interrogate the various and intersecting forms of inequality that shape power structures in science and technology, and questions the link between inclusivity in working groups and opportunities for new and expansive knowledge. The essays probe the normative and ethical concerns of why diversity is “good” or meaningful for science, given science’s orientation as “value-free,” objective,
and universal.

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Table of Contents

Focused Discussion

Christine V. Wood, Simon N. Williams
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1-2
Steven Epstein
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3-12
Kellie Owens
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13-21
Caroll Pursell
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22-26

Articles

Daniel Goldberg
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27-54
Rinat Magdievich Nugayev
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55-92

Reviews

Riiko Bedford
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93-96
Melissa Charenko
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97-99
Ori Freiman
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100-104
Matthew Saul Leifer
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105-108
Alka Vaid Menon
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109-111
Joan H. Robinson
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112-114
Mike Thicke
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115-117