Why Cartesian Method Could Not Work, But Looked as Though it Did. Schuster 1993

Penultimate pre-publication version of J.A.Schuster, (1993) ‘Whatever Should We Do with Cartesian Method: Reclaiming Descartes for the History of Science” in Stephen Voss (ed.) Essays on the Philosophy and Science of René Descartes (OUP), pp. 195-223.  With improved figures and final pagination added in brackets.

Natural Philosophy, Experiment and Discourse: Beyond the Kuhn-Bachelard Problematic. Schuster and Watchirs (1990)

John Schuster and Graeme Watchirs, ‘Natural Philosophy, Experiment and Discourse: Beyond the Kuhn-Bachelard Problematic’ in Experimental Inquiries: Historical, Philosophical and Social Studies of Experimentation in Science, H.E. Le Grand (ed), (1990) pp.1-48 Initial foray into issue of post-Kuhn/Bachelard history of emergence of new experimental sciences. Improved and corrected in later works, starting with ‘Aristotelianism and its Alternatives’ (here in research section) and still under study in a monograph in progress. See also review essay of A. Chalmers, One Hundred Years of Pressure, in book reviews section.

Schuster 1989 On Bruno Latour as Historian

John A. Schuster, ‘Bruno’s (No History Required) Tour of the Past’ This paper on the historiographical implications of Latour’s early work was originally delivered at 1989 Conference of the Australasian Assoc for the History, Philosophy and Social Studies of Science, and then published in a set of working papers on ‘Deconstructing Bruno Latour’ by the University of Wollongong STS Research Group. I believe it may still exist somewhere on their research site, but I choose to make it somewhat less ‘obscure’ here as the strictures it poses to Latour’s theorizing remain as true today as they were 30 years ago.