HPS 1006 : Historical Introduction to the Sociology of Scientific Knowledge

Cours donné par Yves Gingras à l’Institute for the History and Philosophy of Science and Technology (IHPST) de l’Université de Toronto au début des années 2000

Cours 1 : The Roots of the Sociology of Knowledge

Lecture : Robert K. Merton, « Paradigm for the Sociology of Knowledge » Chapter 1 of The Sociology of Science, Chicago U. Press, 1973, pp. 7-40.

Cours 2 : The Scientific Community

Lectures : Robert K. Merton, « The Normative Structure of Science« , Chapter 13 of The Sociology of Science, Chicago U. Press, 1973, pp. 267-278.

Waren Hagstrom, « Social Control in Science » in The Scientific Community, Carbondale : Southern Illinois University Press, 1975. pp. 9-68.

Cours 3 : Social Stratification in Science

Lecture : Robert K. Merton, The Sociology of Science, Chicago U. Press, 1973, chapters 20 and 21.

Cours 4 : The Scientific Field

Lectures : Pierre Bourdieu, « The specificity of the scientific Feild and the Social Conditions for the progress of Reason » Social Science Information, 1976.

Bruno Latour and Steve Woolgar, « The Cycle of Credibility« , in Barry Barnes and David Edge (Eds), Science in Context, MIT press, 1982, pp. 35-43.

Cours 5 : The Strong Programme

Lectures : David Bloor, Knowledge and Social Imagery, Chicago Press, 1991, chap. 1, pp. 3-26.

Harry Collins, « Tacit Knowledge and Scientific network« , in Barry Barnes and David Edge (Eds), Science in Context, MIT press, 1982, pp. 44-64.

Cours 6 : Sociology of Interests

Lectures : Andrew Pickering, « Interests and Analogies« , in Barry Barnes and David Edges (Eds), Science in Context, MIT press, 1982, pp. 125-146.

H. M. Collins, « The Replication of Experiments in Physics« , in Barry Barnes and David Edge (Eds), Science in Context, MIT press, 1982, pp. 94-116.

Cours 7 : Scientific Controversies 1

Lectures : Simon, Bart, « Public Science: Media Configuration and Closure in the Cold Fusion Debate« , Public Understanding of Science, vol. 10, 2001, pp. 382-402.

Pinch, Trevor, « Towards an analysis of scientific observation: The externality and evidential significance of observational reports in physiques« , Social Studies of Science 1985, 15: 3-36.

Cours 8 : Scientific Controversies 2

Lectures : Collins, H.M., « Tantalus and the aliens: Publications, audiences, and the search for gravitational waves« , Social Studies of Science 1999, 29: 163-197.

Franklin, Allan, « How to avoid the experimenters’ regress« , Studies in History and Philosophy of Science, 1994, 25: 463-491.

Godin, Benoît et Yves Gingras, « The Experimenters’ regress : From Skepticism to Argumentation« , Studies in History and Philosophy of Science, vo. 33, no 1, march 2002, pp. 133-148.

Cours 9 : Public Controversies 1

Lectures : Dorothy Nelkin, « Science Controversies : the Dynamics of Public Disputes in the United States« , pp. 444-456.

Brian Martin and Eveleen Richards, « Scientific Knowledge Controversy and Public Decision Making« , pp. 506-526.

Stefan Timmermans and Valerie Leitger, « The Redemption of Thalidomide : Standardizing the Risk of Birth Defects« , Social Studies of Science, vol. 30, 2000, pp. 41-71.

Cours 10 : Public Controversies 2

Lecture : Alison Rawling, « The AIDS Virus Dispute : Awarding Priority for the Discovery of the Human Immunodeficiency VIRUS (HIV)« , Science, Technology and Human Values, vol. 19, no 3, 1994, pp. 342-360.

Steven Epstein, « Activism, Drug Regulation, and the Politics of Therapeutic Evaluation in the AIDS Era : A Case Study of the ddC and the ‘Surrogate Markers’ Debate« , Social Studies of Science, vol. 27, 1997, pp. 691-726.

Cours 11 : Rhetorics of Science

Lecture : Alan G. Gross, Joseph E. Harmon and Michael S. Reidy, « Argument and 17th century Science : A Rhetorical Analysis with Sociological Implications« , Social Studies of Science, vol. 30, 2000, pp. 371-396.

Cours 12 : Sociology of Technological Innovation

Lecture : Ann Rudinow Saetnan, « Rigid Politics and Technological Flexibility : The Anatomy of a Failed Hospital Innovation« , Science, Technology and Human Values, vol.16, no4, 1991, pp. 419-447.

Cours 13 : Organisations and Technology

Lecture : Diane Vaughan, « The Role of the Organization in the Production of Techno-Scientific Knowledge« , Social Studies of Science, vol. 29, 1999, pp. 913-943.

Cours 14 : Conclusion

Lectures : H. M. Collins, « In Praise of Futile Gestures: How Scientific is the Sociology of Scientific Knowledge?« , Social Studies of Science, Vol. 26, No. 2, Special Issue on ‘The Politics of SSK: Neutrality, Commitment and beyond’. (May, 1996), pp. 229-244.

Brian Martin, « Sticking a Needle into Science: The Case of Polio Vaccines and the Origin of AIDS« , Social Studies of Science, Vol. 26, No. 2, Special Issue on ‘The Politics of SSK: Neutrality, Commitment and beyond’. (May, 1996), pp. 245-276.

Evelleen Richards, « (Un)Boxing the Monster« , Social Studies of Science, Vol. 26, No. 2, Special Issue on ‘The Politics of SSK: Neutrality, Commitment and beyond’. (May, 1996), pp. 323-356.

Vicky Singleton, « Feminism, Sociology of Scientific Knowledge and Postmodernism: Politics, Theory and Me« , Social Studies of Science, Vol. 26, No. 2, Special Issue on ‘The Politics of SSK: Neutrality, Commitment and beyond’. (May, 1996), pp. 445-468.