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Steven Shapin’s The Scientific Life


The Scientific Life: A Moral History of a Late Modern Vocation
by Steven Shapin

University of Chicago Press, 468 pp., $29.00 (Hardcover)

Reviewed by Talia Dan-Cohen, Princeton University

The Preface to Steven Shapin’s The Scientific Life: A Moral History of a Late Modern Vocation, explains Shapin’s overarching commitment to a historical account with a sociological twist. Shapin’s main …