Shapin, Steven

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SHAPIN, Steven

SHAPIN, Steven. American, b. 1943. Career: Writer, historian, sociologist. University of California, San Diego, professor of sociology. Publications: (with S. Schaffer) Leviathan and the Air-Pump: Hobbes, Boyle, and the Experimental Life, 1985; A Social History of Truth: Civility and Science in Seventeenth-Century England, 1994; The Scientific Revolution, 1996. EDITOR: (with B. Barnes) Natural Order: Historical Studies of Scientific Cultures, 1979; (with C. Lawrence) Science Incarnate: Historical Embodiments of Natural Knowledge, 1998. Address: Department of Sociology, University of California, San Diego, La Jolla, CA 92093, U.S.A.