- Sal Restivo
Sal Restivo is a leading contributor to
science studiesand in particular to the sociologyof mathematical knowledge. His current work focuses on the sociology and anthropologyof mind and brain, as well as the sociology of social robotics. He is a founding member and former president of the Society for Social Studies of Science. He also helped to develop the Science and technology studiescurriculum which has become a popular major at universities throughout the US and the world. He is based in the USA and has worked as a professor for many years at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, NY.
*Comparative Studies in Science and Society (C.E. Merrill, Columbus, 1974). Co-edited with C. K. Vanderpool.
*The Sociological Worldview (B. Blackwell, Oxford, 1991); Swedish edition published by Bokforlaget Korpen, Goteborg, Sweden, 1995.
*Mathematics in Society and History (Kluwer Academic Publishers, Dordrecht, 1992). Nominated for the Morris D. Forkosch Book Award of the Journal of the History of Ideas.
*Math Worlds: Philosophical and Social Studies of Mathematics and Mathematics Education (SUNY Press, Albany, 1993). Co-edited with J. P. Van Bendegem and Roland Fischer.
*Science, Society, and Values: Toward a Sociology of Objectivity (Lehigh University Press, Bethlehem PA, 1994).
*Degrees of Compromise: Industrial Interests and Academic Values (SUNY Press, Albany, 2001). Co-edited with Jennifer Croissant.
*Science, Technology, and Society: An Encyclopedia (Oxford University Press, 2005). Editor-in-Chief.
*Science, Technology, and Society: A Sociological Perspective (Blackwell Publishers, 2005). With W. Bauchspies and J. Croissant.
*Restivo, S. (1985) The Social Relations of Physics, Mysticism and Mathematics, Dordrecht: Pallas Paperbacks, Reidel Publishing Company.
*Restivo, S. (1983/1985) The Social Construction of Mathematics, Zentralblatt fur Didaktik der Mathematik, Vol. 20, No. 1, 15-19.
*“The Will to Mathematics: Minds, Morals, and Numbers,” in Foundations of Science, 11, 1 & 2 (March 2006), 197-215, special issue on Mathematics: What Does It All Mean? Edited by Jean Paul Van Bendegem, Bart Kerkhove, and Sal Restivo, With Wenda Bauchspies. Portuguese translation, Bauchspies, W. & Restivo, S. (2001) - O arbítrio da matemática: mentes, moral e números. BOLEMA, 16, pp. 102-124.
*“Bringing Up and Booting Up: Social Theory and the Emergence of Socially Intelligent Robots,” Proceedings of the 2001 Systems, Man, and Cybernetics Conference, Tucson AZ, October 7-10, 2001.
*“What is Science?” invited essay, contributed to Life: The Science of Biology, 7th ed. by W.K. Purves et al. (Sinauer/Freeman, 2003), p. 163.
*“From a Socially Intelligent Robot Concept to an Ad: Eliciting Audience Participation throughout the Graphic Design Process”, in Design and Emotion: The Experience of Everyday Things, ed Deanna McDonagh-Philp et al., (London, Taylor & Francis; 2004). With Audrey Bennett.
*“Mechanical Mathematicians: The End of Proof as We Know It,” review essay, The Information Society, 20, 1 (January, 2004).
*“Theories Of Mind, Social Science, And Mathematical Practice,” J. P. Van Bendegem and Bart Van Kerkhove, editors, Perspectives on Mathematical Practices (Kluwer, Dordrecht, 2005/06).
*“Politics of Latour,” review essay, Organization and Environment, 8, 1 (March, 2005), 111-115.
*“Bodies of Information in the Information Age: Singing the Body Information,” review essay, Science and Public Policy, 32, 3 (June 2005), pp. 231-246.
* [http://www.salrestivo.org/ Sal Restivo's Website]
Wikimedia Foundation. 2010.
Look at other dictionaries:
Sal Restivo — est un sociologue américain. Il est professeur de sociologie et de Science Studies au Department of Science and Technology Studies du Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute à Troy, New York et il enseigne les technologies de l information au RPI s… … Wikipédia en Français
Shen Kuo — Infobox Scientist name = Shen Kuo zh. 沈括 image width = 280px caption = Shen Kuo, a Chinese scientist famous for his concepts of true north and land formation, among others. (Modern artist s impression) birth date = 1031 birth place = Qiantang… … Wikipedia
Guo Shoujing — (zh cpw |c=郭守敬|p=Guō Shǒujìng |w=Kuo Shou ching, 1231–1316), courtesy name Ruosi (若思), was a Chinese astronomer, engineer, and mathematician born in Xingtai, Hebei and lived during the Yuan Dynasty (1271 ndash;1368). The later Johann Adam Schall… … Wikipedia
History of trigonometry — The history of trigonometry and of trigonometric functions may span about 4000 years.EtymologyOur modern word sine is derived from the Latin word sinus , which means bay or fold , from a mistranslation (via Arabic) of the Sanskrit word jiva ,… … Wikipedia
Social constructionism — and social constructivism are sociological and psychological theories of knowledge that consider how social phenomena develop in particular social contexts. Within constructionist thought, a social construction (social construct) is a concept or… … Wikipedia
Science studies — is an interdisciplinary research area that seeks to situate scientific expertise in a broad social, historical, and philosophical context. It is concerned with the history of scientific disciplines, the interrelationships between science and… … Wikipedia
Sociology of knowledge — The Sociology of Knowledge is the study of the relationship between human thought and the social context within which it arises, and of the effects prevailing ideas have on societies. (Compare history of ideas.)The term first came into widespread … Wikipedia
Chinese mathematics — Mathematics in China emerged independently by the 11th century BC. The Chinese independently developed very large and negative numbers, decimals, a place value decimal system, a binary system, algebra, geometry, and trigonometry. Many[who?]… … Wikipedia
Sociología del conocimiento — Este artículo o sección sobre sociedad necesita ser wikificado con un formato acorde a las convenciones de estilo. Por favor, edítalo para que las cumpla. Mientras tanto, no elimines este aviso puesto el 10 de julio de 2008. También puedes ayudar … Wikipedia Español
Thomas Samuel Kuhn — Infobox Philosopher region = Western Philosophy era = 20th century philosophy color = #B0C4DE name = Thomas Samuel Kuhn birth = July 18 1922 Cincinnati, Ohio death = June 17 1996 (aged 73) school tradition = Analytic main interests = Philosophy… … Wikipedia