Tuesday, 11 December 2007

Spontaneous Generations launch!

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 cool part? "Editorial Board" means me! Well, me and my friends at IHPST: Boaz, Vivien, Delia, and Nirvana. Here's the rest of our launch announcement, including the table of contents (we have some big names on there, so check it out):
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/index.php/SpontaneousGenerations

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.society@utoronto.ca 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

Focused Discussion
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