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Professor Steven L. Goldman, Ph.D.

Professor Steven L. Goldman
  • Lehigh University
  • Boston University
After 50 years, I continue to find new depths and fresh excitement in studying the history and philosophy of science.
Dr. Steven L. Goldman is the Andrew W. Mellon Distinguished Professor in the Humanities at Lehigh University, where he has taught for 30 years. He earned his B.S. in Physics at the Polytechnic University of New York and his M.A. and Ph.D. in Philosophy from Boston University. Before taking his position at Lehigh, Professor Goldman taught at The Pennsylvania State University, where he was a cofounder of one of the first U.S. academic programs in science, technology, and society studies. Professor Goldman has received the Lindback Distinguished Teaching Award from Lehigh University. A prolific author, he has written or edited eight books, including Science, Technology, and Human Progress, and he has an impressive list of scholarly articles and reviews to his credit. He has been a national lecturer for the scientific research society Sigma Xi and a national program consultant for the National Endowment for the Humanities.
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9 Courses and Sets

  1. Great Scientific Ideas That Changed the World

    Great Scientific Ideas That Changed the World

    Steven L. Goldman
    Starting at $199.95 Starting at $199.95 $374.95 $199.95$374.95
    In this course you will explore ideas that-when society has been willing to pursue them-have helped form the foundation of modern life. You'll discover there is no sharp distinction between ideas that are classified as scientific and those that are classified as philosophical or mathematical, or even between scientific ideas and political, religious, or aesthetic ideas. In each lecture, you also will examine the...
  2. Science Wars: What Scientists Know and How They Know It

    Science Wars: What Scientists Know and How They Know It

    Steven L. Goldman
    Starting at $129.95 Starting at $129.95 $254.95 $129.95$254.95
    Explore the history of competing conceptions of scientific knowledge over issues such as evolution from the onset of the Scientific Revolution in the 1600s to the present.
  3. Science in the 20th Century: A Social-Intellectual Survey

    Science in the 20th Century: A Social-Intellectual Survey

    Steven L. Goldman
    Starting at $199.95 Starting at $199.95 $374.95 $199.95$374.95
    Follow the fascinating story of science as it unfolds in the 20th century. Learn the distinctive ideas that characterize 20th-century science, organized into five major themes: matter and energy, the universe, Earth, life, and humanity. Discover the most significant developments in anthropology, archaeology, history, linguistics, sociology, political science, economics, psychology, and cognitive science—alongside...
  4. (Set) Understanding the Human Factor & Science in the Twentieth Century  Set

    (Set) Understanding the Human Factor & Science in the Twentieth Century

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $329.90 Starting at $329.90 $629.90 $329.90$629.90
    This two-course set is your chance to get two dynamic perspectives on the scientific world: our relationship with plants and animals, and the scientific revolutions of the 20th century. Survey the remarkable innovation that signaled the greatest transition in human history, the domestication of plants and animals, in Understanding the Human Factor: Life and Its Impact. Then, learn just how much the last 100 years...
  5. (Set) Understanding the Inventions That Changed the World & Science in the Twentieth Century:  A Social-Intellectual Survey  Set

    (Set) Understanding the Inventions That Changed the World & Science in the Twentieth Century: A Social-Intellectual Survey

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $749.90 Starting at $749.90 $749.90 $749.90$749.90
    Take a look at how great inventors used the discoveries of scientists to radically transform society, and learn the distinctive ideas that characterize 20th-century science in this absorbing course set. First, in Understanding the Inventions That Changed the World, you’ll learn about the inventions and inventors who found a way to put their great ideas to practical use and, as a result, transformed...
  6. (Set) Science Wars & Science in the 20th Century  Set

    (Set) Science Wars & Science in the 20th Century

    Steven L. Goldman
    Starting at $329.90 Starting at $329.90 $629.90 $329.90$629.90
  7. (Set) Great Scientific Ideas That Changed the World & Science in the 20th Century  Set

    (Set) Great Scientific Ideas That Changed the World & Science in the 20th Century

    Steven L. Goldman
    Starting at $399.90 Starting at $399.90 $749.90 $399.90$749.90
    Learn just how profoundly science has shaped our views of the world. In Great Scientific Ideas That Changed the World, explore how concepts such as the scientific method and chaos theory formed the foundation of modern life. Then continue the story with Science in the 20th Century: A Social-Intellectual Survey, which covers the distinctive developments that characterized the last century of scientific knowledge.
  8. (Set) Doctors: The History of Scientific Medicine Revealed Through Biography/Science in the 20th Century  Set

    (Set) Doctors: The History of Scientific Medicine Revealed Through Biography/Science in the 20th Century

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $289.90 Starting at $289.90 $574.90 $289.90$574.90
  9. (Set) Joy of Science & Great Scientific Ideas That Changed the World  Set

    (Set) Joy of Science & Great Scientific Ideas That Changed the World

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $499.90 Starting at $499.90 $999.90 $499.90$999.90
    This two-course set offers you an engaging and thorough look at modern science and the ways it has affected humanity. In The Joy of Science, get a clear overview of the key principles underneath all of modern science, from Newton's laws of motion to the latest marvels of contemporary genetic research. In Great Scientific Ideas That Changed the World, explore the science behind ideas that have helped form the...