• Recall this Book 41: Lorraine Daston, Historian of Science

    Author(s):
    Lorraine Daston, John Plotz
    Date:
    2020
    Subject(s):
    Science, History
    Item Type:
    Podcast
    Tag(s):
    History of science
    Permanent URL:
    https://doi.org/10.17613/dhp3-sr40
    Abstract:
    In this final episode of Books in Dark Times, John chews the bibliographic fat with Lorraine Daston of the Max Planck Institute for the History of Science in Berlin. Her list of publications outstrips our capacity to mention here; John particularly admires her analysis of "epistemic virtues" such as truth to nature and objectivity in her 2007 Objectivity (coauthored with Peter Galison). Although she "came of age in an era of extreme contextualism" Daston is anything but time-bound. She starts things off in John's wheelhouse with Henry James, before moving on to Pliny the Younger-no, not the scientist, the administrator! Then she makes a startling flanking maneuver to finish with contemporary Polish poetry. John puffs to keep up...
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