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  1. Science as instrumental reason: Heidegger, Habermas, Heisenberg. [REVIEW]Cathryn Carson - 2009 - Continental Philosophy Review 42 (4):483-509.
    In modern continental thought, natural science is widely portrayed as an exclusively instrumental mode of reason. The breadth of this consensus has partly preempted the question of how it came to persuade. The process of persuasion, as it played out in Germany, can be explored by reconstructing the intellectual exchanges among three twentieth-century theorists of science, Heidegger, Habermas, and Werner Heisenberg. Taking an iconic Heisenberg as a kind of limiting case of “the scientist,” Heidegger and Habermas each found themselves driven (...)
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    The peculiar notion of exchange forces—I: Origins in quantum mechanics, 1926–1928.Cathryn Carson - 1996 - Studies in History and Philosophy of Science Part B: Studies in History and Philosophy of Modern Physics 27 (1):23-45.
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    The peculiar notion of exchange forces—II: From nuclear forces to QED, 1929–1950.Cathryn Carson - 1996 - Studies in History and Philosophy of Science Part B: Studies in History and Philosophy of Modern Physics 27 (2):99-131.
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    The peculiar notion of exchange forces—I: Origins in quantum mechanics, 1926–1928.Cathryn Carson - 1996 - Studies in History and Philosophy of Science Part B: Studies in History and Philosophy of Modern Physics 27 (1):23-45.
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    Objectivity and the Scientist: Heisenberg Rethinks.Cathryn Carson - 2002 - Science in Context 16 (1-2):243-269.
    ArgumentObjectivity has been constitutive of the modern scientific persona. Its significance has depended on its excision of standpoint, which has legitimated the scientist epistemically and sociopolitically at once. But if the nineteenth century reinforced those paired effects, the twentieth century brought questioning of both. The figure of Werner Heisenberg puts the latter process on display. From the Kaiserreich to the Federal Republic of Germany, between quantum mechanics and interest group politics, his evolution shows an increasing openness to perspectival pluralism, together (...)
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    Who Wants a Postmodern Physics?Cathryn Carson - 1995 - Science in Context 8 (4):635-655.
    The ArgumentTheorists of science and culture, seeking to explicate the implications of chaos theory, quantum mechanics, or special and general relativity, have drawn parallels to the constellation of intellectual and social phenomena collected in the concept of postmodernism. The notion thereby invoked of a postmodern physics is suggestive and worth exploring. But it remains ungrounded so long as the argument moves in the realm of parallels. Moreover, these discussions prove to be tacitly constrained by a preexisting genre of physicists' own (...)
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    Beyond Weimar Culture – Die Bedeutung der Forman-These für eine Wissenschaftsgeschichte in kulturhistorischer Perspektive.Helmuth Trischler, Cathryn Carson & Alexei Kojevnikov - 2008 - Berichte Zur Wissenschaftsgeschichte 31 (4):305-310.
    Beyond Weimar Culture – The Significance of the Forman Thesis for a Cultural Approach to the History of Science. The famous ‘Forman thesis’, published in 1971, argued for a historical linkage among the intellectual atmosphere of Weimar Germany, popular revolts against determinism and materialism, and the creation of the revolutionary new theory of quantum mechanics. Paul Forman's long essay on “Weimar Culture” has shaped research agendas in numerous fields, from the history and philosophy of physics to German history to the (...)
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  8. Klaus Hentschel. Die Mentalität deutscher Physiker in der frühen Nachkriegszeit . 192 pp., bibl., index. Heidelberg: Synchron Publishers, 2005. €24.80. [REVIEW]Cathryn Carson - 2007 - Isis 98 (1):194-195.
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  9. Wolfgang Pauli: Wissenschaftlicher Briefwechsel mit Bohr, Einstein, Heisenberg, u.a. Volume 4, Part 1: 1950-1952. [Wolfgang Pauli: Scientific Correspondence with Bohr, Einstein, Heisenberg, et al. Volume 4, Part 1: 1950-1952.] by Wolfgang Pauli; Karl von Meyenn. [REVIEW]Cathryn Carson - 1997 - Isis 88:726-727.
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    Recent Biographical Studies in the Physical SciencesUncertainty: The Life and Science of Werner Heisenberg. David C. CassidySteinmetz: Engineer and Socialist. Ronald R. KlineA Scientist's Voice in American Culture: Simon Newcomb and the Rhetoric of Scientific Method. Albert E. MoyerHarriet Brooks: Pioneer Nuclear Scientist. Marelene F. Rayner-Canham, Geoffrey W. Rayner-CanhamSelections and Reflections: The Legacy of Sir Lawrence Bragg. John M. Thomas, David PhillipsThe Joy of Insight: Passions of a Physicist. Victor Weisskopf. [REVIEW]Cathryn Carson & Silvan S. Schweber - 1994 - Isis 85 (2):284-292.
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    Science Advising and Science Policy in Post-War West Germany: The example of the Deutscher Forschungsrat. [REVIEW]Cathryn Carson & Michael Gubser - 2002 - Minerva 40 (2):147-179.
    The Deutscher Forschungsrat (GermanResearch Council) attempted to anchor scienceadvising and science policy in West Germanyafter the Second World War. Promoted by acircle of élite scientists, the councilaimed to establish institutions and mechanismscomparable to those in Great Britain, theUnited States, and other scientific powers.After a two-and-a-half year existence, iteventually failed. The reasons for its failure,some local, some global, display thedifficulties facing research policy in theearly years of the Federal Republic.
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    9. Method, Moment, and Crisis in Weimar Science.Cathryn Carson - 2013 - In John P. McCormick & Peter E. Gordon (eds.), Weimar Thought: A Contested Legacy. Princeton University Press. pp. 179-200.
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    Wolfgang Pauli: Wissenschaftlicher Briefwechsel mit Bohr, Einstein, Heisenberg, u.a. Volume 4, Part 1: 1950-1952. [Wolfgang Pauli: Scientific Correspondence with Bohr, Einstein, Heisenberg, et al. Volume 4, Part 1: 1950-1952.]. Wolfgang Pauli, Karl von Meyenn. [REVIEW]Cathryn Carson - 1997 - Isis 88 (4):726-727.
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    Literatur und Quantentheorie: Die Rezeption der modernen Physik in Schriften zur Literatur und Philosophie deutschsprachiger Autoren by Elisabeth Emter. [REVIEW]Cathryn Carson - 1998 - Isis 89:153-154.
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    Heisenberg and the Nazi Atomic Bomb Project: A Study in German Culture by Paul Lawrence Rose. [REVIEW]Cathryn Carson - 1999 - Isis 90:835-836.
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    Heisenberg and the Nazi Atomic Bomb Project: A Study in German Culture. Paul Lawrence Rose.Cathryn Carson - 1999 - Isis 90 (4):835-836.
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    Recent Biographical Studies in the Physical Sciences.Cathryn Carson & Silvan Schweber - 1994 - Isis 85:284-292.
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    Literatur und Quantentheorie: Die Rezeption der modernen Physik in Schriften zur Literatur und Philosophie deutschsprachiger Autoren . Elisabeth Emter.Cathryn Carson - 1998 - Isis 89 (1):153-154.
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    Making a life.Cathryn Carson - 2006 - Metascience 15 (3):525-529.
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    Die Mentalität deutscher Physiker in der frühen Nachkriegszeit. [REVIEW]Cathryn Carson - 2007 - Isis 98:194-195.
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