Articles and Editions

2016

Review of The Philosophy Scare, by John McCumber (University of Chicago Press). Notre Dame Philosophical Reviews.

“McCarthyism in Philosophy and the End of the Unity of Science Ideology,” in Pursuing the Unity of Science. Ideology and Scientific Practice from the Great War to the Cold War, ed. Geert Somsen and Harmke Kamminga (Farnham and Burlington: Ashgate / New York and Abingdon: Routledge, 2016), 223–238.

“Telegrams and Paradigms: On Cold War Geopolitics and The Structure of Scientific Revolutions,” in Science Studies during the Cold War and Beyond:Paradigms Defected, ed. Elena Aronova and Simone Turchetti, Palgrave, 2016, 23–53.

“Aristotle in the Cold War: On the Origins of Thomas Kuhn’s The Structure of Scientific Revolutions,” in Kuhn’s Structure at Fifty: Reflections on a Classic, edited by Lorraine Daston and Robert J. Richards, University of Chicago Press, 12–29.

2014

Review of How Reason Almost Lost Its Mind: The Strange Career of Cold War Rationality, by Paul Erickson, et al. (University of Chicago Press), HOPOS Vol. 4, 2, 2014.

“When Structure Met Sputnik: On the Cold-War Origins of The Structure of Scientific Revolutions,” in Science and Technology in the Global Cold War, edited by Naomi Oreskes and John Krige, MIT Press, 371–92.

Co-editor of Human Knowledge: A Classic Statement of Logical Empiricism by Eino Kaila, Open Court Publishing Company.

2012

“The Paranoid Style in American History of Science,” Theoria, vol. 27/3, no. 75 (Sept. 2012), 323-42.

2010

“For Kuhn, Anything Goes,” Metascience. Review of Stefano Gattei, Thomas Kuhn’s “Linguistic Turn” and the Legacy of Logical Empiricism: Incommensurability, Rationality, and the Search for Truth, Ashgate, 2008.

2009

“Three Types of Political Engagement for Philosophy of Science,” Science and Education, vol. 18 no. 2 (Feb. 2009), Guest editor: Heather Douglas. A response to critics of How the Cold War Transformed Philosophy of Science, originally presented at PSA 2006, Vancouver, BC.

2007

“To the Icy Slopes of Logic: Logical Empiricism, the Unity of Science Movement and the Cold War,” Cambridge Companion to Logical Empiricism, Alan Richardson and Thomas Uebel, eds. Cambridge University Press.

2006

“Wonderful, Wonderful Copenhagen,” Metascience 15:519–523. Review of Matthias Doerries (ed.), Michael Frayn’s Copenhagen in Debate: Historical Essays and Documents on the 1941 Meeting Between Niels Bohr and Werner Heisenberg. Berkeley Papers in History of Science, Berkeley: University of California, 2005.

2005

How the Cold War Transformed Philosophy of Science: To the Icy Slopes of Logic, Cambridge University Press, 432 pages.

“‘Doomed in Advance to Defeat’? John Dewey on Reductionism, Values and the Unity of Science Movement” in Paris–Wien: Enzyklopaedien im Vergleich, E. Nemeth & N. Roudet, eds., Springer: Wien & New York.

2003

“Anticommunism, the Unity of Science Movement and Kuhn’s Structure of Scientific RevolutionsSocial Epistemology, v. 17, nos. 2 & 3, pp. 271-75.

“Disunity in the International Encyclopedia of Unified Science,” Minnesota Studies in Philosohy of Science, v. 18, Logical Empiricism in North America, ed. Gary Hardcastle and Alan Richardson, Minneapolis: U. Minnesota, pp. 197-215.

2002

Review. John McCumber, Time in the Ditch: American Philosophy and the McCarthy Era (Northwestern University Press, 2001) Philosophy of Science, 69, no. 2.

“The Neurath-Carnap Disputes in the Context of World War Two” in Logical Empiricism: Historical and Contemporary Perspectives, ed. Paolo Parrini, Wesley Salmon, and Merilee Salmon. University of Pittsburgh Press.

2001

“‘The Cultural Significance of Science’: an unpublished lecture by Charles Morris,”edited with an Introduction by George A. Reisch, Recherche Semiotique/Semiotic Inquiry (RS-SI), 21, pp. 73-99.

“Against a Third Dogma of Logical Empiricism: Otto Neurath and “‘Unpredictability In Principle,’” International Studies in the Philosophy of Science 15, pp. 199-209.

1999

“The Nature of Science: A Perspective from the Philosophy of Science,” with Julie Eflin & Stuart Glennan, Journal of Research in Science Teaching, 36, pp. 107-116.

1998

“Pluralism, Logical Empiricism, and the Problem of Pseudoscience,” Philosophy of Science, 65, pp. 333-348.

1997

“Epistemologist, Economist…and Censor? On Otto Neurath’s Infamous Index Verborum Prohibitorum,” Perspectives on Science vol 5, no. 3, pp. 452-480.

Review. Otto Neurath: Philosophy Between Science and Politics by Nancy Cartwright, Jordi Cat, Lola Fleck, and Thomas Uebel (Cambridge University Press, 1996) ISIS, 88, pp. 561-62.

“How Postmodern was Neurath’s Idea of Unified Science?” Studies in History and Philosophy of Science, 28, pp. 439-451.

1996

“Terminology in Action: Neurath and the International Encyclopedia of Unified Science” in Encyclopedia and Utopia, Vienna Circle Institute Yearbook, E. Nemeth and F. Stadler, eds., Kluwer, pp. 79-86.

1995

“Scientism Without Tears: A Reply to Roth and Ryckman” History and Theory, 34, pp. 45-58.

1994

“Planning Science: Otto Neurath and the International Encyclopedia of Unified Science,” British Journal for the History of Science, 27, pp. 153-175.

1993

Review. Conceptual Revolutions by Paul Thagard. Quarterly Review of Biology, 68, 3, pp. 415-416.

1991

“Did Kuhn Kill Logical Empiricism?” Philosophy of Science, 58, 2, pp. 264-277.

“Chaos, History and Narrative” History and Theory, 30, 1, pp. 1-20.

Guide to the John A. Simpson Papers. Printed and distributed by University of Chicago Archives, Department of Special Collections, The University of Chicago Library, 230 pp.

1985

1985. “Magnetic Field Effects on the Lifetime and Luminescence Spectrum of Tetrakis(u-Diphosphito)Diplatinate(II)” with W.A. Turner and M.R. Corson, Chemical Physics Letters 117 6.