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Professor Steven L. Goldman

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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3 Courses

  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...