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The Body Multiple: Ontology in Medical Practice by Annemarie Mol
Complexities: Social Studies of Knowledge Practices by John Law
Evolution's Eye: A Systems View of the Biology-Culture Divide by Susan Oyama
Genes in Development: Re-reading the Molecular Paradigm by Eva M. Neumann-Held
How Economics Became a Mathematical Science by E. Roy Weintraub
The Ontogeny of Information: Developmental Systems and Evolution by Susan Oyama

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Recommendations

  1. Cycles of Contingency: Developmental Systems and Evolution by Susan Oyama (2001)
  2. Laboratory Life by Bruno Latour (1979)
  3. Actor Network Theory and After by John Law (1999)
  4. Science in Action: How to Follow Scientists and Engineers through Society by Bruno Latour (1987)
  5. Machine Dreams Economics Becomes a Cyborg Science by Philip Mirowski (2002)
  6. Picturing Personhood: Brain Scans and Biomedical Identity by Joseph Dumit (2004)
  7. Readers of the Book of Life: Contextualizing Developmental Evolutionary Biology by Anton Markos (2002)
  8. Reassembling the Social: An Introduction to Actor-Network-Theory by Bruno Latour (2005)
  9. Toward a History of Epistemic Things: Synthesizing Proteins in the Test Tube by Hans-Jörg Rheinberger (1997)
  10. Making Sense of Life: Explaining Biological Development with Models, Metaphors, and Machines by Evelyn Fox Keller (2002)
  11. An Epistemology of the Concrete: Twentieth-Century Histories of Life (Experimental Futures: Technological Lives, Scientific Arts, Anthropological Voices) by Hans-Jörg Rheinberger (2006)
  12. The Changing Role of the Embryo in Evolutionary Thought: Roots of Evo-Devo by Ron Amundson (2005)
  13. Aircraft Stories: Decentering the Object in Technoscience (Science and Cultural Theory) by John Law (2002)
  14. The Worldly Philosophers: The Lives, Times and Ideas of the Great Economic Thinkers by Robert L. Heilbroner (1953)
  15. The Tree of Knowledge: The Biological Roots of Human Understanding by Humberto R. Maturana (1987)

Series description

Series?!

How do series work?

To create a series or add a work to it, go to a "work" page. The "Common Knowledge" section now includes a "Series" field. Enter the name of the series to add the book to it.

Works can belong to more than one series. In some cases, as with Chronicles of Narnia, disagreements about order necessitate the creation of more than one series.

Tip: If the series has an order, add a number or other descriptor in parenthesis after the series title (eg., "Chronicles of Prydain (book 1)"). By default, it sorts by the number, or alphabetically if there is no number. If you want to force a particular order, use the | character to divide the number and the descriptor. So, "(0|prequel)" sorts by 0 under the label "prequel."

What isn't a series?

Series was designed to cover groups of books generally understood as such (see Wikipedia: Book series). Like many concepts in the book world, "series" is a somewhat fluid and contested notion. A good rule of thumb is that series have a conventional name and are intentional creations, on the part of the author or publisher. For now, avoid forcing the issue with mere "lists" of works possessing an arbitrary shared characteristic, such as relating to a particular place. Avoid series that cross authors, unless the authors were or became aware of the series identification (eg., avoid lumping Jane Austen with her continuators).

Also avoid publisher series, unless the publisher has a true monopoly over the "works" in question. So, the Dummies guides are a series of works. But the Loeb Classical Library is a series of editions, not of works.

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