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Leviathan and the Air-Pump: Hobbes, Boyle, and the Experimental Life (Princeton Classics) Paperback – 4 Sep 2011

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  • Paperback: 448 pages
  • Publisher: Princeton University Press; With a New introduction by the authors edition (4 Sept. 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0691150206
  • ISBN-13: 978-0691150208
  • Product Dimensions: 15.9 x 3.2 x 23.5 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars 3 customer reviews
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Praise for Princeton's previous editions: "Steven Shapin and Simon Schaffer have ventured beyond ordinary history of science or history of ideas to produce a novel 'exercise in the sociology of scientific knowledge.' . . . a historical study rich in new interpretations and notable for the use of sources of a kind not hitherto fully exploited by scholars.
--Clive Holmes "American Historical Review "


Praise for Princeton's previous editions: ""Leviathan and the Air-Pump" [is] the most influential text in our field since Thomas Kuhn's "Structure of Scientific Revolutions".
--James Secord "Isis "


Praise for Princeton's previous editions: "Shapin and Schaffer have written one of the very first lives of an instrument. . . . They [also] had the wit . . . to take virtually the first piece of apparatus of the new laboratory science, and so have given us an unparalleled vignette of the birth pangs of a new style of reasoning.
--Ian Hacking "British Journal for the History of Science "


Praise for Princeton's previous editions: "Before Shapin and Schaffer, other historians of science had studied scientific practice; other historians had studied the religious, political and cultural context of science. No one, before Shapin and Schaffer, had been capable of doing both at once.
--Bruno Latour "We Have Never Been Modern "


Praise for Princeton's previous editions: "No other text in the field has the canonical status--for friend and foe alike--that this one study has assumed. . . . There is every reason to regard this as one of the most important achievements in science studies in the late twentieth century.
--John H. Zammito "A Nice Derangement of Epistemes "

Praise for Princetons previous editions: "Steven Shapin and Simon Schaffer have ventured beyond ordinary history of science or history of ideas to produce a novel 'exercise in the sociology of scientific knowledge.' . . . a historical study rich in new interpretations and notable for the use of sources of a kind not hitherto fully exploited by scholars."--Clive Holmes, "American Historical Review"

Praise for Princetons previous editions: ""Leviathan and the Air-Pump" [is] the most influential text in our field since Thomas Kuhns "Structure of Scientific Revolutions"."--James Secord, "Isis"

Praise for Princetons previous editions: "Before Shapin and Schaffer, other historians of science had studied scientific practice; other historians had studied the religious, political and cultural context of science. No one, before Shapin and Schaffer, had been capable of doing both at once."--Bruno Latour, "We Have Never Been Modern"

Praise for Princetons previous editions: "No other text in the field has the canonical status--for friend and foe alike--that this one study has assumed. . . . There is every reason to regard this as one of the most important achievements in science studies in the late twentieth century."--John H. Zammito, "A Nice Derangement of Epistemes"

Praise for Princetons previous editions: "Shapin and Schaffer have written one of the very first lives of an instrument. . . . They [also] had the wit . . . to take virtually the first piece of apparatus of the new laboratory science, and so have given us an unparalleled vignette of the birth pangs of a new style of reasoning."--Ian Hacking, "British Journal for the History of Science"

About the Author

Steven Shapin is the Franklin L. Ford Professor of the History of Science at Harvard University. Simon Schaffer is professor of history of science at the University of Cambridge.


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