Jay A. Labinger

NON-TECHNICAL PUBLICATIONS

(Updated 5/1/15)

 

1.  "Bordercrossings: A Conversation in Cyberspace."  J. Stites, R. Powers, J. A. Labinger and N. K. Hayles, OMNI, 1993, Vol. 16 No. 2 (November), 38-ff.

 

2.  "Encoding an Infinite Message: Richard Powers's The Gold Bug Variations."  J. A. Labinger, Configurations: A Journal of Literature, Science, and Technology, 1995, 3, 79-93. (pdf)

 

3.  "Science as Culture: A View from the Petri Dish."  J. A. Labinger, Social Studies of Science, 1995, 25, 285-306. (pdf)

 

4.  "Out of the Petri Dish Endlessly Rocking: Reply to my Responders."  J. A. Labinger, Social Studies of Science, 1995, 25, 341-8.

 

5.  "Metaphoric Usage of the Second Law: Entropy as Time's (Double-Headed) Arrow in Tom Stoppard's Arcadia."  J. A. Labinger, The Chemical Intelligencer, 1996, 2 (4), 30-6. (pdf)

 

6.  "A Musical Periodic Table."  J. A. Labinger, The Chemical Intelligencer, 1997, 3 (1), 50. (pdf)

 

7.  "The Science Wars and the Future of the American Academic Profession."  J. A. Labinger, Daedalus, 1997, 126 (4), 201-20. (pdf)

 

8. “Awakening a Sleeping Giant?”, “Split Personalities, or the Science Wars Within”, and “Let’s Not Get Too Agreeable”.  J. A. Labinger, in The One Culture? A Conversation about Science.  J. A. Labinger and H. Collins, Eds., Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2001. (pdf)

 

9. "Controversy in Chemistry: A Course That Aims to 'Tell It Like It Is.'"  J. A. Labinger, N. Kildahl and S. J. Weininger, Chemical Heritage, 2001, 19 (2), 4-5.

 

10. "Atomic Theory," "Detective Fiction," "Entropy," "Hoffmann, Roald," "Lightman, Alan," "Nuclear Energy and Nuclear Science," "Powers, Richard," and "Scientists' Perspectives on Literature and Science."  J. A. Labinger, in Encyclopedia of Literature & Science, P. S. Gossin, Ed., Greenwood Press, Westport (CT), 2002.

 

11. "Bond-stretch Isomerism: A Case Study of a Quiet Controversy."  J. A. Labinger, Comptes Rendus Chimie, 2002, 5, 235-44. (pdf)

 

12. "Logic and the Editor." J. A. Labinger, Social Studies of Science, 2004, 34, 91-2.

 

13. "Controversy in Chemistry: What Counts as Evidence? Two Studies in Molecular Structure."  J. A. Labinger and S. J. Weininger, Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. Engl., 2004, 43, 2612-9. (pdf)

 

14. “Controversy in Chemistry: How Do You Prove a Negative? The Cases of Phlogiston and Cold Fusion.” J. A. Labinger and S. J. Weininger, Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. Engl., 2005, 44, 1916-22. (pdf)

 

15. “Organized Skepticism, Naïve Methodism, and other –Isms.”  J. A. Labinger, Foundations of Chemistry, 2006, 8, 97-110. (pdf)

 

16. “Literature and Chemistry.”  J. A. Labinger, in Routledge Companion to Literature and Science, B. Clarke and M. Rossini, Eds., Routledge, Abingdon (UK), 2010. (pdf)

 

17. “Inspirational Chemistry” (an editorial).  H. B. Gray and J. A. Labinger, Science, 2011, 331, 1365.

 

18. “Alfred Werner’s Role in the mid-20th Century Flourishing of American Inorganic Chemistry.”  J. A. Labinger, Chimia, 2014, 68, 292-6. (pdf)

 

19. “Everything in Context: Two Episodes Relating Orbitals and Language.”  J. A. Labinger, in Physics and Literature, K. Mecke and A. Heydenreich, Eds., deGruyter, Berlin, in press. (pdf)

 

20. “Why Isn’t Noble Gas Chemistry 30 Years Older? The Failed (?) 1933 Experiment of Yost and Kaye.”  J. A. Labinger, Bull. Hist. Chem., submitted for publication.

 

 

 

BOOKS

 

1. The One Culture? A Conversation about Science.  J. A. Labinger and H. Collins, Eds., Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2001.

 

2. Up from Generality: How Inorganic Chemistry Finally Became a Respectable Field.  J. A. Labinger, Springer, Dordrecht, 2013.