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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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Vol 7, No 1 (2013): Economic Aspects of Science

Table of Contents

Focused Discussion

Economic Aspects of Science: Editor's Introduction PDF
Mike Thicke 1-5
The Economics of Science in Historical and Disciplinary Perspective PDF
Esther-Mirjam Sent 6-11
On Commodification and the Progress of Knowledge in Society: A Defence PDF
Steve Fuller 12-20
Public University Funding and the Privatization of Politics PDF
Mark B Brown 21-28
Transition to Science 2.0: “Remoralizing” the Economy of Science PDF
David Tyfield 29-48
The Political Economy of Technoscience: An Emerging Research Agenda PDF
Kean Birch 49-61
The Evolutionary Economics of Science PDF
Marion Blute 62-68
Biobank Economics and the “Commercialization Problem” PDF
Andrew Turner, Clara Dallaire-Fortier, Madeleine J Murtagh 69-80


Computer Versus Microscope: Visual Activity Fields of Instruments in the Information Age PDF
Mauro Turrini 81-93


REVIEW: David Tyfield, The Economics of Science: A Critical Realist Overview, Volumes 1 and 2 PDF
Mike Thicke 94-96
REVIEW: Paul Feyerabend, The Tyranny of Science PDF
Daniel Rozell 97-99
REVIEW: Alexandra Rutherford, Beyond the Box: B.F. Skinner’s Technology of Behaviour from Laboratory to Life, 1950s-1970s. PDF
Jennifer Fraser 100-102

ISSN: 1913-0465