Steven Shapin

Professor of the History of Science, Harvard University

Steven Shapin is Franklin L. Ford Research Professor of the History of Science at Harvard University. His books include Leviathan and the Air-Pump: Hobbes, Boyle, and the Experimental Life (2nd ed., 2011), co-authored with Simon Schaffer; A Social History of Truth: Civility and Science in 17th-Century England (1994); The Scientific Revolution (2nd ed., 2018); The Scientific Life: A Moral History of a Late Modern Vocation (2008); and Never Pure: Historical Studies of Science as if It Was Produced by People with Bodies, Situated in Time, Space, Culture and Society, and Struggling for Credibility and Authority (2010).

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