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  1. Scientific change: Philosophical models and historical research.Larry Laudan, Arthur Donovan, Rachel Laudan, Peter Barker, Harold Brown, Jarrett Leplin, Paul Thagard & Steve Wykstra - 1986 - Synthese 69 (2):141 - 223.
  2. Scrutinizing Science: Empirical Studies of Scientific Change.Arthur Donovan, Larry Laudan & Rachel Laudan - 1994 - British Journal for the Philosophy of Science 45 (4):1063-1065.
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    Dominance and the disunity of method: Solving the problems of innovation and consensus.Rachel Laudan & Larry Laudan - 1989 - Philosophy of Science 56 (2):221-237.
    It is widely supposed that the scientists in any field use identical standards for evaluating theories. Without such unity of standards, consensus about scientific theories is supposedly unintelligible. However, the hypothesis of uniform standards can explain neither scientific disagreement nor scientific innovation. This paper seeks to show how the presumption of divergent standards (when linked to a hypothesis of dominance) can explain agreement, disagreement and innovation. By way of illustrating how a rational community with divergent standards can encourage innovation and (...)
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    The Nature of Technological Knowledge. Are Models of Scientific Change Relevant?Rachel Laudan - 1984 - Springer Verlag.
    One of the ironies of our time is the sparsity of useful analytic tools for understanding change and development within technology itself. For all the diatribes about the disastrous effects of technology on modern life, for all the equally uncritical paeans to technology as the panacea for human ills, the vociferous pro- and anti-technology movements have failed to illuminate the nature of technology. On a more scholarly level, in the midst of claims by Marxists and non-Marxists alike about the technological (...)
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    The re-emergence of hyphenated history-and-philosophy-of-science and the testing of theories of scientific change.Larry Laudan & Rachel Laudan - 2016 - Studies in History and Philosophy of Science Part A 59:74-77.
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    The Dark Abyss of Time: The History of the Earth and the History of Nations from Hooke to Vico. Paolo Rossi, Lydia Cochrane.Rachel Laudan - 1985 - Philosophy of Science 52 (4):644-645.
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    The Recent Revolution in Geology and Kuhn's Theory of Scientific Change.Rachel Laudan - 1978 - PSA: Proceedings of the Biennial Meeting of the Philosophy of Science Association 1978:227 - 239.
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    The Dark Abyss of Time: The History of the Earth and the History of Nations from Hooke to Vico.Rachel Laudan - 1984 - University of Chicago Press.
    "A rich historical pastiche of 17th- and 18th-century philosophy, science, and religion."—G. Y. Craig, New Scientist "This book, by a distinguished Italian historian of philosophy, is a worthy successor to the author's important works on Francis Bacon and on technology and the arts. First published in Italian (in 1979), it now makes available to English readers some subtly wrought arguments about the ways in which geology and anthropology challenged biblical chronology and forced changes in the philosophy of history in the (...)
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    The Role of Methodology in Lyell's Science.Rachel Laudan - 1982 - Studies in History and Philosophy of Science Part A 13 (3):215.
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    Histories of the Sciences and their Uses: A Review to 1913.Rachel Laudan - 1993 - History of Science 31 (91/Part 1):1-34.
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    Ideas and Organizations in British Geology: A Case Study in Institutional History.Rachel Laudan - 1977 - Isis 68 (4):527-538.
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    The 'New' History of Science: Implications for Philosophy of Science.Rachel Laudan - 1992 - PSA: Proceedings of the Biennial Meeting of the Philosophy of Science Association 1992:476 - 481.
    This paper surveys recent trends in the history of science, using quotations from works published in the last decade. It suggests that philosophers of science have not yet come to terms with those changes, indicates which might or might not lead to productive interchange, and concludes that history and philosophy of science are now further apart than at any time since the early 1960's.
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    William Smith. Stratigraphy without Palaeontology.Rachel Laudan - 1976 - Centaurus 20 (3):210-226.
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    Rachel Laudan. Reviewed work: The Rejection of Continental Drift Theory and Method in American Earth Science by Naomi Oreskes. [REVIEW]Rachel Laudan - 2000 - Philosophy of Science 67 (2):343-345.
  15. Disziplingeschichte als wissenschaftliche Selbstreflexion der historischen Wissenschaftsforschung: Eine Darstellung unter Heranziehung von Fallstudien der Wissenschaftsgeschichte der Geophysik by Wilfried Schroder. [REVIEW]Rachel Laudan - 1982 - Isis 73:582-583.
     
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  16. History of Geomorphology: From Hutton to Hack by K. J. Tinkler. [REVIEW]Rachel Laudan - 1992 - Isis 83:110-111.
     
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  17. La razionalità di prendere in considerazione e sviluppare una teoria.Rachel Laudan - 1985 - In Marcello Pera & Joseph C. Pitt (eds.), I Modi del progresso: teorie e episodi della razionalità scientifica. Il Saggiatore.
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    The Structure of Geology. David B. Kitts. [REVIEW]Rachel Laudan - 1979 - Philosophy of Science 46 (1):166-167.
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    Ideas and Organizations in British Geology: A Case Study in Institutional History.Rachel Laudan - 1977 - Isis 68:527-538.
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    Studies in History and Philosophy of Science. Nicholas Jardine.Rachel Laudan - 1990 - Isis 81 (2):290-292.
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    Images of the Earth: Essays in the History of the Environmental Sciences. L. J. Jordanova, R. S. Porter.Rachel Laudan - 1980 - Isis 71 (3):498-499.
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    Images of the Earth: Essays in the History of the Environmental Sciences by L. J. Jordanova; R. S. Porter. [REVIEW]Rachel Laudan - 1980 - Isis 71:498-499.
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    Historicism and Knowledge by Robert D'Amico. [REVIEW]Rachel Laudan - 1990 - Isis 81:613-614.
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    Studies in History and Philosophy of Science by Nicholas Jardine. [REVIEW]Rachel Laudan - 1990 - Isis 81:290-292.
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    History of Geomorphology: From Hutton to Hack. K. J. Tinkler.Rachel Laudan - 1992 - Isis 83 (1):110-111.
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    The Recent Revolution in Geology and Kuhn’s Theory of Scientific Change.Rachel Laudan - 1978 - PSA Proceedings of the Biennial Meeting of the Philosophy of Science Association 1978 (2):227-239.
    The 1960s witnessed a striking change in geology. Since at least the seventeenth century, one of the central problems of the subject had been the origin of the major irregularities of the surface of the globe—continents and oceans, mountain chains and ocean islands—irregularities that were not anticipated by most physical theories. Traditionally these features had usually been explained either as residual traces of events occurring during the very early history of the globe, or as the result of vertical movements of (...)
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    The Structure of Geology.Rachel Laudan - 1977 - SMU Press.
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    The Invention of Progress: The Victorians and the Past by Peter J. Bowler. [REVIEW]Rachel Laudan - 1993 - Isis 84:391-392.
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    Historicism and Knowledge. Robert D'Amico.Rachel Laudan - 1990 - Isis 81 (3):613-614.
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    The history of geology, 1780-1840.Rachel Laudan - 1990 - In R. C. Olby, G. N. Cantor, J. R. R. Christie & M. J. S. Hodge (eds.), Companion to the History of Modern Science. Routledge. pp. 314--325.
    The period between 1780 and 1840 has long been regarded as a crucial one in the development of geology. In 1780, relatively little was known about the structures and processes of the earth in spite of the efforts of individual mining engineers and bureaucrats, mineralogists, fossil collectors and cosmogonists. By 1840, the sequence of the European rocks was well on the way to being sorted out. This laid the groundwork for the reconstruction of the history of the earth and also (...)
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