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Selected bibliography based on the recommendations of the Winter School participants 2012:


Philosophy of Science

Byrd, Don. “The Emergence of the Cyborg and the End of the Classical Tradition: The Crisis of Alfred North Whitehead’s Process and Reality.” Configurations 13, no. 1 (2005): 95-116.

Cassirer, Ernst. “Einleitung und Problemstellung.” In Philosophie der Symbolischen Formen, edited by Ernst Cassirer. Hamburg, 2010.

De Landa, Manuel. A New Philosophy of Society: Assemblage Theory and Social Complexity. London: Continuum, 2006.

Garcia, Jose Maria Rodriquez. “Scientia Postestas Est – Knowledge Is Power: Francis Bacon to Michel Foucault.” Neohelicon 28, no. 1 (2001): 109-21.

Johnson, Mark. “Philosophy’s Debt to Metaphor.” In The Cambridge Handbook of Metaphor and Thought, edited by Raymond W. Gibbs Jr., 39-52. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2008.

Kavwahirehi, Kasereka. “De la géopolitique de la connaissance et autres stratégies de décolonisation du savoir.” QUEST: An African Journal of Philosophy / Revue Africaine de Philosophie XXII (2008): 7-24.

Kim, Jaegwon. “What Is “Naturalized Epistemology?”.” Philosophical Perspectives 2(1988): 381-405.

Lewis, David. “Elusive Knowledge.” Astralasian Journal of Philosophy 74, no. 4 (1996): 549-67.

Livingstone, David N. Putting Science in Its Place: Geographies of Scientific Knowledge. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2003.

Maasen, Sabine. “Metaphors in the Social Sciences: Making Use and Making Sense of Them.” In Metaphor and Analogy in the Sciences, edited by Fernand Hallyn, 199-244. Dordrecht, Boston, London: Kluwer Academic Publishers, 2000.

Nagel, Thomas. “What Is It Like to Be a Bat?” The Philosophical Review 83, no. (1974): 435-50.

Russell, Bertrand. “Knowledge by Acquaintance and Knowledge by Description.” Proceedings of the Aristotelian Society, New Series 11 (1910/1911): 108-28.


History of Science

Koselleck, Reinhart. “Historia Magistra Vitae: The Dissolution of the Topos into the Perspective of a Modernized Historical Process.” In Futures Past: On the Semantics of Historical Time, edited by Reinhart Koselleck, 26-42. New York: Columbia University Press, 2004.

Lindee, M. Susan. “The Conversation: History and History as It Happens.” In The Historiography of Contemporary Science and Technology, edited by Thomas Söderqvist, 39-50. Amsterdam, 1997.

Montgomery, Scott L. Science in Translation: Movements of Knowledge through Cultures and Time. Chicago: The University of Chicago Press, 2000.

Daston, Lorraine. Wunder, Beweise und Tatsachen. Zur Geschichte der Rationalität. Frankfurt am Main: Fischer Taschenbuch Verlag, 2001.

Daston, Lorraine.  “Science Studies and the History of Science.” Critical Inquiry 35, no. 4 (2009): 798-813.

Weller, Toni, and David Bawden. “Individual Perceptions: A New Chapter on Victorian Information History.” Library History 22, no. 2 (2006): 137-56.


Science Studies / Science and its significant others


Barbour, Ian. When Science Meets Religion. Enemies, Strangers, Partners. San Francisco: Harper, 2000.

Habermas, Jürgen. “Freiheit und Determinismus.” In Zwischen Naturalismus und Religion. Philosophische Aufsätze, edited by Jürgen Habermas, 155-86. Frankfurt am Main: Suhrkamp, 2005.



Beer, Gillian. “Translation or Transformation? The Relations of Literature and Science.” Notes and Records of the Royal Society of London 44, no. 1 (1990): 81-99.

Goodman, Nelson. Fact, Fiction, and Forecast. 4th Edition, ed. Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press, 1983.

Wolf, Werner. “Framing Fiction. Reflections on a Narratological Concept and an Example: Bradbury, Mensonge.” In Grenzüberschreitungen: Narratologie Im Kontext/Transcending Boundaries: Narratology in Context, 97-124. Tübingen, Germany: Narr, 1999.



Borgdorff, Henk. The Debate on Research in the Arts. Bergen: National Academy of the Arts, 2007.

Eisner, Elliot. “Art and Knowledge.” In Handbook of the Arts in Qualitative Research,  edited by J. G. Knowles and A. L. Cole. London: Sage, 2008.

Gilman, Sander L. “Lam Qua and the Development of a Westernized Medical Iconography in China.” Medical History 30 (1986): 57-69.

Lehrer, Keith. “Representation in Painting and in Consciousness.” Philosophical Studies 117 (2004): 1-14.



Klein, Gabriele. “Dance in a Knowledge Society.” In Knowledge in Motion. Perspectives of Artistic and Scientific Research in Dance, edited by Sabine Gehm, Pirkko Husemann and Katharina von Wilcke. Bielefeld: Transcript, 2007.

Manchev, Boyan. “Transformance: The Body of Event.” In It Takes Place When It Doesn’t, edited by Martina Hochmuth, Krassimira Kruschkova and Georg Schöllhammer. Frankfurt am Main: Revolver Verlag, 2006.


General Science Studies:

Cohen, Robert Sonne, and Thomas Schnelle. Cognition and Fact. Materials on Ludwik Fleck. Dordrecht: D. Reidel, 1986.


Sociology of Science / Object(ive) Knowledge:

Bourdieu, Pierre. “Participant Objectivation.” Journal of the Royal Anthropological Institute 9 (2003): 281-94.

Bucciarelli, Louis L. “Between Thought and Object in Engineering Design.” Design Studies 23 (2002): 219-31.

Burke, Peter. A Social History of Knowledge. From Gutenberg to Diderot. Cambridge: Polity, 2000.

Elkana, Yehuda. “A Programmatic Attempt at an Anthropology of Knowledge.” In Sciences and Cultures. Sociology of the Sciences, edited by Everett Mendelsohn and Yehuda Elkana, 1-76. Dordrecht: Reidel, 1981.

Friedman, Michael. “On the Sociology of Scientific Knowledge and Its Philosophical Agenda.” Studies in History and Philosophy of Science 29, no. 2 (1998): 239-71.

Gentner, Dedre, and Michael Jeziorski. “The Shift from Metaphor to Analogy in

Western Science.” In Metaphor and Thought, edited by Andrew Ortony, 447-80. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1993.

Latour, Bruno. Pandora’s Hope: Essays on the Reality of Science Studies. Cambridge (Mass.): Harvard University Press, 1999.

Lee, Richard E. “Cultural Studies, Complexity Studies and the Transformation of the Structures of Knowledge.” International Journal of Cultural Studies 10, no. 1 (2007): 11-20.

Merton, Robert K. “The Self-Fulfilling Prophecy.” In Social Theory and Social Structure, edited by Robert K. Merton, 421-36. Glencoe, III: Free Press, 1957.

Serres, Michel, and Bruno Latour. Conversations on Science, Culture, and Time. 5th impr. ed. Ann Arbor: The University of Michigan Press, 1995.

Herrnstein Smith, Barbara. Scandalous Knowledge. Science, Truth and the Human. Edited by Barbara Herrnstein Smith and E. Roy Weintraub, Science and Cultural Theory. Durham: Duke University Press, 2005.

Snow, C. P. “The Two Cultures.” Leonardo 23, no. 2/3 (1990): 169-73.


Environmental Humanities / The Human and its others

Andermatt Conley, Verena. Ecopolitics. The Environment in Poststructuralist Thought. London, New York: Routledge, 1996.

Bennet, Jane. Vibrant Matter: A Political Ecology of Things: Duke University Press, 2009.

Meadows, Dennis L. “Evaluating Past Forecasts: Reflections on One Critique of the Limits of Growth.” In Sustainability or Collapse? An Integrated History and Future of People on Earth, edited by Robert Costanza, Lisa J. Graumlich and Will Steffen, 399-415. Cambridge, Mass.: MIT Press, 2007.

Stengers, Isabelle. “The Cosmopolitical Proposal.” In Making Things Public: Atmospheres of Democracy, edited by Bruno Latour and Peter Weibel, 994-1003. Massachusetts: MIT Press, 2005.

Stengers, Isabelle. Cosmopolitics I. Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press, 2010.

Worster, Donald. “Nature and Disorder of History.” In Reinventing Nature? Responses to Postmodern Deconstruction, edited by Michael Soulé and Gary Lease, 65-86. Washington D.C.: Island Press, 1995.


Media and Communication Studies

Headrick, Daniel R. When Information Came of Age: Technologies of Knowledge in the Age of Reason and Revolution, 1700-1850. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2000.

Bayly, Christopher A. Empire and Information: Intelligence Gathering and Social Communication in India. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2000.

Carey, James W. “Technology and Ideology: The Case of the Telegraph.” Prospects, An Annual of American Cultural Studies 8 (1983): 303-25.

Castells, Manuel. The Rise of the Network Society. 2nd ed. Oxford: Blackwell, 2002.

Gopnik, Adam. “How the Internet Gets inside Us.” The New Yorker, 14.02 2011.

Grafton, Anthony. “Codex in Crisis. The Book Dematerializes.” In Worlds Made by Words. Scholarship and Community in the Modern West, 288-324. Cambridge/Massachusett/London: Harvard University Press, 2009.

Hitchens, Michael, and Anders Drachen. “The Many Faces of Role-Playing Games.” International Journal of Role-Playing, no. 1 (2008): 3-21.

Mansell, Robin. “From Digital Divides to Digital Entitlements in Knowledge Societies.” Current Sociology/La Sociologie Contemporaine 50, no. 3 (2002): 407-26.

Stoer, Stephen R., and António M. Magalhães. “Education, Knowledge and the Network Society.” Globalisation, Societies and Education 2, no. 3 (2004): 319-35.

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