Category Archives: science

Paul Feyerabend – Against Method

Paul Feyerabend. Against Method. 3rd Ed. Verso, 1993. This book is, as the title is saying plainly, challenging the idea that in science there is and has been a proper methodology for scientific research distinctive from non-science and pseudo-science. If

Paul Feyerabend – Against Method

Paul Feyerabend. Against Method. 3rd Ed. Verso, 1993. This book is, as the title is saying plainly, challenging the idea that in science there is and has been a proper methodology for scientific research distinctive from non-science and pseudo-science. If

Eugene Thacker – The Global Genome

Eugene Thacker. The Global Genome: Biotechnology, Politics, and Culture. The MIT Press, 2005. Although the main object of Thacker’s The Global Genome is biology (and body itself), the context in which he deals with the object throughout the book is

Eugene Thacker – The Global Genome

Eugene Thacker. The Global Genome: Biotechnology, Politics, and Culture. The MIT Press, 2005. Although the main object of Thacker’s The Global Genome is biology (and body itself), the context in which he deals with the object throughout the book is

Precarious Citizenship in the Late Capitalist Society

– Adriana Petryna, Life Exposed: Biological Citizens after Chernobyl, Princeton UP, 2002. – Aihwa Ong, Flexible Citizenship: The Cultural Logics of Transnationality, Duke UP, 1999. How do self and social identities change in a state of transition? How does the

Precarious Citizenship in the Late Capitalist Society

– Adriana Petryna, Life Exposed: Biological Citizens after Chernobyl, Princeton UP, 2002. – Aihwa Ong, Flexible Citizenship: The Cultural Logics of Transnationality, Duke UP, 1999. How do self and social identities change in a state of transition? How does the

Sheila Jasanoff – The Fifth Branch

Sheila Jasanoff, The Fifth Branch: Science Advisers as Policymakers, Harvard Univ. Press, 1990. Under the democratic constitution, it is generally and traditionally recognized that there are three branches of government (executive, legislative, and judicial) as we know already. With the

Sheila Jasanoff – The Fifth Branch

Sheila Jasanoff, The Fifth Branch: Science Advisers as Policymakers, Harvard Univ. Press, 1990. Under the democratic constitution, it is generally and traditionally recognized that there are three branches of government (executive, legislative, and judicial) as we know already. With the

Dona J. Haraway – Simians, Cyborgs, and Women

Dona J. Haraway, Simians, Cyborgs, and Women: The Reinvention of Nature, Routledge, 1991. This book might be one of the most original, thought-provoking, and influential books in the history of social studies of science and technology since the 1980s, transversing

Dona J. Haraway – Simians, Cyborgs, and Women

Dona J. Haraway, Simians, Cyborgs, and Women: The Reinvention of Nature, Routledge, 1991. This book might be one of the most original, thought-provoking, and influential books in the history of social studies of science and technology since the 1980s, transversing

Bruno Latour – The Pasteurization of France

Bruno Latour, The Pasteurization of France, Harvard UP, 1988. What can we write on (the history of) invisible microbes? Maybe we can write on how the medical and biological sciences could have dominated and controlled the diseases and the bacteria.

Bruno Latour – The Pasteurization of France

Bruno Latour, The Pasteurization of France, Harvard UP, 1988. What can we write on (the history of) invisible microbes? Maybe we can write on how the medical and biological sciences could have dominated and controlled the diseases and the bacteria.

Excerpts from Feyerabend’s Against Method

Paul Feyerabend, Against Method, Verso, 1993 (third ed.). From his 1987 “Preface” for the book: “Again I want to make two points: first, that science can stand on its own feet and does not need any help from rationalists, secular

Excerpts from Feyerabend’s Against Method

Paul Feyerabend, Against Method, Verso, 1993 (third ed.). From his 1987 “Preface” for the book: “Again I want to make two points: first, that science can stand on its own feet and does not need any help from rationalists, secular