The Editorial Board of Spontaneous Generations: A Journal for the History and Philosophy of Science is happy to announce the publication of the journal's first issue.
The journal consists of scholarly peer-reviewed papers, opinion pieces and reviews. The first issue features a Focused Discussion section devoted to Scientific Expertise. It includes papers by leading philosophers, historians and STS scholars. We hope it will contribute to the growing interest in this subject.
Spontaneous Generations is an open-access online academic journal published by graduate students at the Institute for the History and Philosophy of Science and Technology, University of Toronto. To access the papers, please visit the journal's home page: http://jps.library.utoronto.ca
We encourage your comments and questions on the issues raised by the authors of the articles and opinion pieces published in the first issue of the journal. Please e-mail your comments to the editor at Hapsat.email@example.com or use the journal's online comment system. We are very excited to inaugurate a journal that will, we hope, open an
exciting dialogue between new as well as experienced HPS scholars.
Table of Contents
We Cannot Allow a Wikipedia Gap! / Sage Rogers Ross
On the Ethics of Medical Care under Resource Constraints / Joseph Agassi
Scientific Expertise: Epistemological Worries, Political Dilemmas (Focused Discussion Editor's Introduction) / Boaz Miller
Expertise, Skepticism and Cynicism: Lessons from Science & Technology Studies / Michael Lynch
Science Democratised = Expertise Decommissioned / Steve Fuller
Political Epistemology, Experts, and the Aggregation of Knowledge / Stephen Turner
Wild or Farmed? Seeking Effective Science in a Controversial Environment / Stephen Bocking
Experts, Evidence, and Epistemic Independence / Ben Almassi
Managing Public Expectations of Technological Systems: A Case Study of a Problematic Government Project / Aaron K Martin & Edgar A Whitley
Anatomical Expertise and the Hermaphroditic Body / Palmira Fontes da Costa
The Expert Professor: C.R. Young and the Toronto Building Code / James Hull
An Engineer's View of an Ideal Society: The Economic Reforms of C.H. Douglas, 1916-1920 / Janet Martin-Nielsen
Mothers, Babies, and the Colonial State: The Introduction of Maternal and Infant Welfare Services in Nigeria, 1925-1945 / Deanne van Tol
What Trust in Science? Review of the Trust in Science Workshop / Boaz Miller
Starving the Theological Cuckoo: Review of John Leslie. Infinite Minds: A Philosophical Cosmology / Huw Price
Ruth Rogaski. Hygienic Modernity: Meanings of Health and Disease in Treaty-Port China / Howard Hsueh-Hao Chiang
Geoffrey C. Bowker. Memory Practices in the Sciences / Sara Scharf
Ann Oakley. Experiments in Knowing: Gender and Method in the Social Sciences / Stephen Wallace