• Annual Seminar, Association for the Rhetoric of Science and Technology, San Francisco, November 13
  • Practicing Science and Technology, Performing the Social, Annual Conference, European Association for the Study  of Science and Technology, University of Trento, September 2-4
  • Hermeneutics and Science: Worlds, Realities and Life, International Society for Hermeneutics and Science, Sigmund Freud University, August 27-29
  • That Buck Rogers Stuff: the Rhetoric of Science and Science Fiction, Rhetoric of Science and Technology Preconference, in conjunction with Rhetoric Society of America 2010 Conference, Minneapolis, May 28



  • Meeting, International Society for Hermeneutics and Science, Erasmus University of Rotterdam, August 20-23




  • Rekonstruktionen, International Society for Hermeneutics and Science, Carl von Ossietzky Universitat, Germany, September 23-26




  • Hermeneutics and Science 2003, International Society for Hermeneutics and Science, Tihany, Hungary, June 7-11











  • Fourth Meeting, International Society for Hermeneutics and Science, State University of New York, Stony Brook, June 21-23


  • Third Meeting, International Society for Hermeneutics and Science, Leusden, Holland, July 12-15



  • Conference on Hermeneutics and Science, Veszprém, Hungary, September 6-9







Book Series:


  • Anthologies:

    • General:

    • Hermeneutics and Rhetoric of Science and Technology:

      • Connolly, John M., and Thomas Keutner, eds.  Hermeneutics vs Science.  Notre Dame: U of Notre Dame P, 1988.

      • Crease, Robert P., ed.  Hermeneutics and the Natural Sciences.  Dordrecht: Kluwer, 1997. 

      • Feher, M., O. Kiss and L. Ropolyi, eds.  Hermeneutics and Science.  Dordrecht: Kluwer, 1999.

      • Gross Alan G., and William M. Keith, eds.  Rhetorical Hermeneutics: Invention and Interpretation in the Age of Science.  Albany: SUNY Press, 1997.

      • Hallyn, Fernand, ed.  Metaphor and Analogy in the Sciences.  Dordrecht: Kluwer, 2000.

      • Hallyn, Fernand, ed.  Littérature et science.  Paris: Larousse, 1991.

      • Harris, Randy Allen, ed.  Landmark Essays on Rhetoric of Science: Case Studies.  Mahwah, NJ: Hermagoras Press, 1997.

      • Nelson, John S., Allan Megill, and Donald McCloskey, eds.  The Rhetoric of the Human Sciences: Language and Argument in Scholarship and Public Affairs.  Madison: U of Wisconsin, 1987. 
      • Pera, Marcello, and William R. Shea, eds.  Persuading Science: the Art of Scientific Rhetoric.  Canton, MA: Science History Publications, 1991.

      • Schuster, John A., and Richard R. Yeo, eds.  The Politics and Rhetoric of Scientific Method: Historical Studies.  Dordrecht: Reidel / Kluwer, 1986.

      • Selzer, Jack, ed.  Understanding Scientific Prose.  Madison: U of Wisconsin P, 2000.

    • Sociology of Science and Technology:

      • Barnes, S. Barry, and David Edge, eds.  Science in Context: Readings in the Sociology of Science.  Milton Keynes: Open UP, 1982.

      • Barnes, S. Barry, and Steven Shapin, eds.  Natural Order: Historical Studies of Scientific Culture.  London: Sage, 1979.

      • Biagioli, Mario, ed.  The Science Studies Reader.  London: Routledge, 1999.

      • Biagioli, Mario, and Peter Galison, eds.  Scientific Authorship: Credit and Intellectual Property in Science.  London: Routledge, 2002.

      • Bijker, Wiebe E., Thomas P. Hughes, and Trevor J. Pinch, eds.  The Social Construction of Technological Systems: New Directions in the Sociology and History of Technology.  Cambridge, MA: MIT Press, 1987.

      • Daston, Lorraine, ed.  Biographies of Scientific Objects.  Chicago: U of Chicago P, 2000.

      • Figueroa, Robert, and Sandra Harding, eds.  Science and Other Cultures: Issues in Philosophies of Science and Technology.  London: Routledge, 2003.

      • Galison, Peter, and David Stump, eds.  The Disunity of Science: Boundaries, Contexts and Power.  Stanford: Stanford UP, 1996.

      • Knorr-Cetina, Karin, and Michael Mulkay, eds.  Science Observed: Perspectives on the Social Study of Science.  London: Sage, 1983.

      • Pickering, Andrew, ed.  Science as Practice and Culture.  Chicago: U of Chicago P, 1992.

      • Porter, Roy, and Mikul Teich, eds.  The Scientific Revolution in National Context.  Cambridge: CUP, 1992.

      • Schuster, John A., and Richard R. Yeo, eds.  The Politics and Rhetoric of Scientific Method: Historical Studies.  Dordrecht: Reidel / Kluwer, 1986.

      • Woolgar, Steve, Steve Fuller, and M. de Mey, eds.  The Cognitive Turn: Sociological and Psychological Perspectives on Science.  Dordrecht: Kluwer, 1989.

  • Selected Individual Works:

    • General:

    • Hermeneutics and Rhetoric of Science and Technology:

      • Baake, Ken.  Metaphor and Knowledge: the Challenges of Writing Science.  Albany: SUNY Press, 2003.

      • Bernstein, Richard J.  Beyond Objectivism and Relativism: Science, Hermeneutics and Praxis.  Philadelphia: U of Pennsylvania P, 1983.

      • Brown, Theodore L.  Making Truth: Metaphor in Science.  Urbana: U of Illinois P, 2003.

      • Campbell, Paul Newell.  "The Personae of Scientific Discourse."  Quarterly Journal of Speech 61 (1975): 391-405.

      • Ceccarelli, Leah.  Shaping Science with Rhetoric: the Cases of Dobzhansky, Schrödinger, and Wilson.  Chicago: U of Chicago P, 2001.

      • Eger, M.  "Hermeneutics as an Approach to Science: Part II."  Science and Education 2 (1993): 303-328.

      • Fahnestock, Jeanne.  Rhetorical Figures in Science.  Oxford: OUP, 1999.

      • Feleppa, R.  "Hermeneutic Interpretation and Scientific Truth."  Philosophy of Social Science 11 (1981): 53-63.

      • Finocchario, Maurice A.  Arguments about Arguments: Systematic, Critical, and Historical Essays In Logical Theory.  Cambridge: CUP, 2005.
      • Finocchario, Maurice A.  Galileo and the Art of Reasoning: Rhetorical Foundations of Logic and Scientific Methodology.  Dordrecht: Reidel, 1980.

      • Finocchiaro, Maurice A.  "Logic and Rhetoric in Lavoisier’s Sealed Note: Toward a Rhetoric of Science."  Philosophy and Rhetoric 19 (1977): 111–122.

      • Follesdal, D.  "Hermeneutics and the Hypothetico-Deductive Method."  Dialectica 33 (1979): 319-336.

      • Graves, Heather.  Rhetoric in(to) Science.  Cresskill, NJ: Hampton, 2005.

      • Halloran, S. Michael, and Annette Norris Bradford.  "Figures of Speech in the Rhetoric of Science and Technology."  Essays on Classical Rhetoric and Modern Discourse.  Ed. Robert J. Connors, et al.  Carbondale, IL: Southern Illinois UP, 1984.

      • Halloran, S. Michael.  "Ciceronian Rhetoric and the Rise of Science: the Plain Style Reconsidered."  The Rhetorical Tradition and Modern Writing.  Ed. James J. Murphy.  New York: MLA, 1982.

      • Harris, Randy Allen.  “Knowing, Rhetoric, Science.”  Visions and Revisions: Continuity and Change in Rhetoric and Composition.  Ed. James D. Williams.  Carbondale: Southern Illinois UP, 2002.

      • Hübner, K. 

        • Critique of Scientific Reason.  Trans. Paul R. Dixon and Hollis M. Dixon.  Chicago: U of Chicago P, 1983.

      • Kockelmans, J. J.  Idea for a Hermeneutic of the Natural Sciences.  Dordrecht: Kluwer, 1993.

      • Kockelmans, J. J.  Heidegger and Science.  Washington, D.C.: CARP and UP of America, 1985.

      • Kockelmans, J. J.  Philosophy of Science: the Historical Background.  New York: Free Press, 1968.

      • Markus, Gyorgy.  "Why is There No Hermeneutics of Natural Science?  Some Preliminary Theses."  Science in Context 1 (1987): 5-51.

      • Miller, Carolyn R.  "Kairos in the Rhetoric of Science."  A Rhetoric of Doing: Essays on Written Discourse in Honor of James L. Kinneavy.  Ed. Stephen P. Witte, Neil Nakadate and Roger D. Cherry.  Carbondale, Southern Illinois UP, 1992. 

      • Montgomery, Scott L.  The Scientific Voice.  New York: Guilford, 1995.

      • Moss, J. D.  Novelties in the Heavens: Rhetoric and Science in the Copernican Controversy.  Chicago: U of Chicago P, 1993.

      • Ormiston, Gayle L., and Raphael Sassower.  Narrative Experiments: the Discursive Authority of Science and Technology.  Minneapolis: U of Minnesota P, 1989.

      • Outhwaite, William.  New Philosophies of Science: Realism, Hermeneutics and Critical Theory.  New York: St. Martin’s, 1987.

      • Overington, Michael.  "The Scientific Community as Audience: Toward a Rhetorical Analysis of Science."  Philosophy and Rhetoric 10 (1977): 143-163.

      • Pera, Marcello.  Scienza e retorica.  Roma-Bari: Laterza, 1992.

        • The Discourses of Science.  Trans. Clarissa Botsford.  Chicago: U of Chicago P, 1994.

      • Pera, Marcello.  Apologia del metodo.  1982.

      • Prelli, Lawrence J.  "The Rhetorical Construction of Scientific Ethos."  Rhetoric in the Human Sciences.  Ed. Herbert W. Simons.  London: Sage, 1989.  48-68.

      • Prelli, Lawrence J.  A Rhetoric of Science: Inventing Scientific Discourse.  Columbia: U of South Carolina P, 1989.

      • Taylor, Charles Alan.  Defining Science: a Rhetoric of Demarcation.  Madison: U of Wisconsin P, 1996.

      • Weimer, Walter B.  Notes on the Methodology of Scientific ResearchHillsdale, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates, 1979.

      • Weimer, Walter B.  "Science as a Rhetorical Transaction: Toward a Nonjustificational Conception of Rhetoric."  Philosophy and Rhetoric 10 (1977): 1–29.

    • Sociology of Science and Technology:

      • Armstrong, David.  A New History of Identity: a Sociology of Medical Knowledge.  London: Palgrave, 2002.

      • Aronowitz, Stanley.  Science as Power: Discourse and Ideology in Modern Society.  Minneapolis: U of Minnesota P, 1988.
      • Atkinson, Dwight.  Scientific Discourse in Sociohistorical Context: the Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London, 1675-1975.  Mahwah, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum, 1999.

      • Bauchspies, W., Jennifer Croissant, and Sal Restivo.  Science, Technology, and Society: a Sociological Perspective.  Oxford: Blackwell, 2005.

      • Bernal, J. D.  The Social Function of ScienceCambridge, MA: MIT Press, 1967.
      • Bernal, J. D.  Science in History.  Cambridge, MA: MIT Press, 1954.
      • Biagioli, Mario.  Galileo's Instruments of Credit: Telescopes, Images, Secrecy.  Chicago: U of Chicago P, 2006.
      • Biagioli, Mario.  Galileo, Courtier.  Chicago: U of Chicago P, 1993.
      • Callon, Michel. 

      • Dear, Peter.  Discipline and Experience: the Mathematical Way in the Scientific Revolution

      • Dear, Peter.  Revolutionizing the Sciences: European Knowledge and its Ambitions, 1500-1700.  Princeton: Princeton UP, 2001.

      • Eamon, William.  Science and the Secrets of Nature: Books of Secrets in Medieval and Early Modern Culture.  Princeton: Princeton UP, 1994.
      • Hayes, Peter.  "The Ideology of Relativity: the Case of the Clock Paradox."  Social Epistemology (2009): .

      • Knorr-Cetina, Karin.  Epistemic Cultures: How the Sciences Make Knowledge.  Cambridge, MA: Harvard UP, 1999.

      • Knorr-Cetina, Karin.   "Sociality with Objects: Social Relations in Postsocial Knowledge Societies."  Theory, Culture and Society 14.4 (1997): 1-30.

      • Knorr-Cetina, Karin.   The Manufacture of Knowledge: an Essay on the Constructivst and Contextual Nature of Science.  Oxford: OUP, 1981.
      • Long, Pamela O.  Openness, Secrecy, Authorship: Technical Arts and the Culture of Knowledge from Antiquity to the Renaissance.  Baltimore: Johns Hopkins UP, 2004.
      • Lynch, Michael.  Scientific Practice and Ordinary Action.  Cambridge: CUP, 1993.

      • Medawar, Peter.  "Is the Scientific Paper a Fraud?"  The Listener September 12, 1963: 377-78.

      • Merton, Robert K.  The Sociology of Science: Theoretical and Empirical Investigations.  Chicago: U of Chicago, 1973.

      • Noble, D.  The Religion of Technology: the Spirit of Invention and the Divinity of Man.  New York, Alfred Knopf, 1997.

      • Phillips, D. C.  "On What Scientists Know, and How They Know It."  Learning and Teaching the Ways of Knowing.  Ed. E. Eisner. Cambridge: CUP, 1985.  37-59.

      • Pickering, Andrew.  The Mangle of Practice: Time, Agency, and Science.  Chicago: U of Chicago P, 1995.

      • Pickering, Andrew.  Constructing Quarks: a Sociological History of Particle Physics.  Chicago; U of Chicago P, 1984.

      • Pinch, Trevor J. and Wiebe E. Bijker.  "Science, Relativism and the New Sociology of Technology: Reply to Russell."  Social Studies of Science 16 (1986): 347-360.

      • Pinch, Trevor J., and Wiebe E. Bijker.  "The Social Construction of Facts and Artefacts, Or, How the Sociology of Science and the Sociology of Technology Might Benefit Each Other."  Social Studies of Science 14 (1984): 399-441.

      • Porter, Theodore M.  Trust in Numbers: the Pursuit of Objectivity in Science and Public Life.  Princeton: Princeton UP, 1995.

      • Porter, Theodore M.  The Rise of Statistical Thinking, 1820-1900.  Princeton: Princeton UP, 1988.

      • Rehg, William.  Cogent Science in Context: the Science Wars, Argumentation Theory and Habermas.  Cambridge, MA: MIT Press, 2009.

      • Restivo, Sal.  Science, Society, and Values: Toward a Sociology of Objectivity.  Lehigh, PA: Lehigh UP, 1994.

      • Rosenfeld, Leon. 

      • Russell, Stewart.  "The Social Construction of Artefacts: Response to Pinch and Bijker."  Social Studies of Science 16 (1986): 331-346.

      • Sheehan, Helena.  Marxism and the Philosophy of Science.  Atlantic Highlands, NJ: Humanities Press, 1985.

      • Sismondo, Sergio.  "Some Social Constructions."  Social Studies of Science 23 (1993): 515-553.

      • Winner, Langdon.  "Upon Opening the Black Box and Finding it Empty: Social Constructivism and the Philosophy of Technology."  Science Technology and Human Values 18.3 (1993): 362-378.

      • Zammito, John H.  A Nice Derangement of Epistemes: Post-Positivism in the Study of Science from Quine to Latour.  Chicago: U of Chicago P, 2004.




  • Anthologies:

    • General:

      • Hackett, Edward J., Olga Amsterdamska, Michael E. Lynch, Judy Wajcman, Wiebe E. Bijker, eds.  The Handbook of Science and Technology Studies.  Cambridge, MA: MIT Press, 2008.

    • Hermeneutics and Rhetoric of Science and Technology:

    • Sociology of Science and Technology:

  • Selected Individual Works:

    • General:

      • Sismondo, Sergio.  An Introduction to Science and Technology Studies.  Oxford: Blackwell, 2004.

    • Hermeneutics and Rhetoric of Science and Technology:

    • Sociology of Science and Technology:







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