Posts Tagged ‘Karin Knorr Cetina’

A quote from Karin Knorr Cetina, Epistemic Cultures: How the Sciences Make Knowledge p. 140. “The technical assistant (TA) … did not know how kill the animals properly – he put them to death by placing them in a -70 degree Celsius freezer. (Mice should be killed “humanely” by placing them on top of the […]

Quotes from Karin Knorr Cetina, Epistemic Cultures: How the Sciences Make Knowledge p. 91. “If there is a general strategy molecular biologists adopt in the face of open problem, it is a strategy of blind variation combined with a reliance on natural selection. They vary the procedure that produced the problem, and let something like […]

A quote from Karin Knorr Cetina, Epistemic Cultures: How the Sciences Make Knowledge p. 94. “According to historian (Kutschmann 1986), the scientist’s body is no longer a relevant tool in the conduct of research. While the fact that scientists have a body may be granted to be a precondition for doing experiments (Merleau-Ponty 1962), few […]

In Die Zeit there was a paper Das Making-of eines Weltbildes http://www.zeit.de/2011/34/Experiment-Physik-Philosophie “A philosopher observes a physicist  in the search for knowledge – and a journalist does the philosopher. An experiment.” A books has been mentioned where there is a sociological study on how physicists and molecular biologists make science: Karin Knorr Cetina Epistemic Cultures: How the Sciences Make […]