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The scientific life : a moral history of a late modern vocation, Steven Shapin

Label
The scientific life : a moral history of a late modern vocation
Title
The scientific life
Title remainder
a moral history of a late modern vocation
Statement of responsibility
Steven Shapin
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"In this brilliant book Shapin takes us from celebration and criticism to description and understanding of one of the most important phenomena of the twentieth century-the creation of technical novelties. Richly paradoxical and entertaining, The Scientific Life contrasts the evidence-free moralizing of the cultural critics and early sociologists of science with the often insightful analyses of the despised industrial researchers. He shows that when adequately described the worlds of technoscientific research and venture capital are not the soulless, routinized, bureaucratic antithesis of the academic ideal, but ones where the necessary uncertainties of innovation are dealt with using face-time, trust, charisma, and even proverbs, things our narratives mistakenly consign to a pre-modern era. This is a book where the doers get their due and the contemplators their comeuppance; where the quotidian is richer than the transcendent."--David Edgerton, author of The Shock of the Old -- Book jacket
Member of
Cataloging source
IDEBK
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Shapin, Steven
Dewey number
174/.95
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • portraits
Index
index present
Language note
English
LC call number
Q180.55.M67
LC item number
S53 2008
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
NLM call number
  • 2008 L-373
  • Q 180.55.M67
NLM item number
S529s 2008
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Scientists
  • Science
  • Science
  • Science
  • Ethics, Professional
  • Science
  • Social Responsibility
  • Virtues
  • Sciences
  • Sciences
  • Sciences
  • Sciences
  • Scientifiques
  • BUSINESS & ECONOMICS
  • Science
  • Scientists
  • Moralische Verantwortung
  • Wissenschaftler
  • Moralisches Handeln
  • Wissenschaft
  • Naturwissenschaftler
  • Naturwissenschaften
  • Wissenschafter
  • Ethik
  • Wissenschaftler
  • Handlung
  • Ethik
  • Wissenschaft
  • Verantwortung
  • Wissenschaft
Label
The scientific life : a moral history of a late modern vocation, Steven Shapin
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 401-439) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Knowledge and virtue : the way we live now -- From calling to job : nature, truth, method, and vocation from the seventeenth to the nineteenth centuries -- The moral equivalence of the scientist : a history of the very idea -- Who is the industrial scientist? : the view from the tower -- Who is the industrial scientist? : the view from the managers -- The scientist and the civic virtues : the moral life of organized science -- The scientific entrepreneur : money, motives, and the place of virtue -- Visions of the future : uncertainty and virtue in the world of high-tech and venture capital -- The way we live now : epilogue
Control code
666970612
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xvii, 468 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780226750170
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other control number
9786612240034
Other physical details
illustrations, portraits
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
  • 224003
  • 3daa9cb0-3a74-4193-8e9f-132ebdd051a1
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)666970612
Label
The scientific life : a moral history of a late modern vocation, Steven Shapin
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 401-439) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Knowledge and virtue : the way we live now -- From calling to job : nature, truth, method, and vocation from the seventeenth to the nineteenth centuries -- The moral equivalence of the scientist : a history of the very idea -- Who is the industrial scientist? : the view from the tower -- Who is the industrial scientist? : the view from the managers -- The scientist and the civic virtues : the moral life of organized science -- The scientific entrepreneur : money, motives, and the place of virtue -- Visions of the future : uncertainty and virtue in the world of high-tech and venture capital -- The way we live now : epilogue
Control code
666970612
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xvii, 468 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780226750170
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other control number
9786612240034
Other physical details
illustrations, portraits
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
  • 224003
  • 3daa9cb0-3a74-4193-8e9f-132ebdd051a1
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)666970612

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