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Dr Struan Jacobs

STAFF PROFILE

Position

Senior Lecturer In Sociology

Faculty

Faculty of Arts and Education

Department

SHSS Arts & Ed

Campus

Geelong Waurn Ponds Campus

Qualifications

Bachelor of Arts, University of Tasmania, 1974
Master of Arts, University of Melbourne, 1979
Doctor of Philosophy, University of London, 1989

Contact

struan.jacobs@deakin.edu.au
+61 3 522 72692

Research interests

  • Theories of science and social science
  • Analysis of the idea of tradition and its history
  • Scientific and social thought of Michael Polanyi
  • Social dimension of screening for prostate cancer
  • Teaching interests

    ASC 101, 102; ASC 304; ASC 308; ASC 491
    Bachelor of Arts

    Knowledge areas

    Social studies of science

    Intellectual history of science and social science

    Social theory

    Publications

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    2017

    Anthropological materials in the making of Michael Polanyi's metascience

    S Jacobs, P Mullins

    (2017), Vol. 25, pp. 261-285, Perspectives on science, Cambridge, Mass., C1

    journal

    How role replaced personality as a major category of sociology

    S Jacobs

    (2017), pp. 1-19, American sociologist, Berlin, Germany, C1

    journal
    2016

    Friedrich Hayek and Michael Polanyi in correspondence

    S Jacobs, P Mullins

    (2016), Vol. 42, pp. 107-130, History of European ideas, Oxford, Eng., C1

    journal
    2015

    Hayek, the 'spontaneous' order and the social objectives of Michael Polanyi

    S Jacobs

    (2015), pp. 180-196, Hayek: a collaborative biography, Part IV, England, the Ordinal revolution and the road to serfdom, 1931-50, London, Eng., B1

    chapter

    Management and Michael Polanyi's thought

    S Jacobs

    (2015), Vol. 21, pp. 372-387, Journal of management history, Bingley, Eng., C1

    journal
    2014

    Rationalism and tradition: The Popper-Oakeshott conversation

    S Jacobs, I Tregenza

    (2014), Vol. 13, pp. 3-24, European journal of political theory, London, England, C1

    journal
    2012

    Tradition as a topic of philosophic interest in Britain in the 1940s

    S Jacobs

    (2012), Vol. 37, pp. 313-335, Journal of philosophical research, Charlottesville, Va., C1

    journal
    2011

    C. P. Snow's The two cultures : Michael Polanyi's response and context

    S Jacobs

    (2011), Vol. 31, pp. 172-178, Bulletin of science, technology & society, Thousand Oaks, Calif., C1

    journal

    Relations between Karl Popper and Michael Polanyi

    S Jacobs, P Mullins

    (2011), Vol. 42, pp. 426-435, Studies in history and philosophy of science, Oxford, England, C1

    journal

    Michael Polanyi and Karl Popper : the fraying of a long-standing acquaintance

    S Jacobs, P Mullins

    (2011), Vol. 38, pp. 61-93, Tradition and discovery, St Joseph, Mo, C1-1

    journal
    2010

    Tradition in a free society : the fideism of Michael Polanyi and the rationalism of Karl Popper

    S Jacobs

    (2010), Vol. 36, pp. 8-25, Tradition and discovery, Columbia, Mo., C1

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    J. B. Conant's other assistant : science as depicted by Leonard K. Nash, including reference to Thomas Kuhn

    S Jacobs

    (2010), Vol. 18, pp. 328-351, Perspectives on science : historical, philosophical, social, Cambridge, Mass., C1

    journal
    2009

    Conclusions : knowledge-in-practice in the caring professions : reflections on commonalities and differences

    H D`Cruz, S Jacobs, A Schoo

    (2009), pp. 235-249, Knowledge-in-practice in the caring professions : multidisciplinary perspectives, Farnham, England, B1

    chapter

    Ideas of knowledge in practice

    S Jacobs

    (2009), pp. 13-28, Knowledge-in-practice in the caring professions : multidisciplinary perspectives, Farnham, England, B1

    chapter

    Thomas Kuhn's memory

    S Jacobs

    (2009), Vol. 19, pp. 83-101, Intellectual history review, London, England, C1

    journal

    Introduction : In Knowledge-in-practice in the caring professions : multidisciplinary perspectives

    H D`Cruz, S Jacobs, A Schoo

    (2009), pp. 1-12, Knowledge-in-practice in the caring professions : multidisciplinary perspectives, Farnham, England, B1

    chapter

    Ideas of knowledge in practice

    S Jacobs

    (2009), pp. 13-28, Knowledge-in-practice in the caring professions: multidisciplinary perspectives, Surrey, Eng., B1-1

    chapter
    2008

    Faith, tradition, and dynamic order : Michael Polanyi's liberal thought from 1941 to 1951

    S Jacobs, P Mullins

    (2008), Vol. 34, pp. 120-131, History of European ideas, Oxford, England, C1

    journal
    2007

    A neglected source of the metascientific revolution of the 1960s

    S Jacobs

    (2007), pp. 115-124, Traditions of science: cross-cultural perspectives, New Delhi, India, B1

    chapter

    Edward Shils' theory of tradition

    S Jacobs

    (2007), Vol. 37, pp. 139-162, Philosophy of the social sciences, Thousand Oaks, Calif., C1

    journal

    Michael Polanyi and Thomas Kuhn: priority and credit

    S Jacobs

    (2007), Vol. 33, pp. 25-36, Tradition and discovery, Columbia, MO, C1

    journal
    2006

    Models of scientific community: Charles Sanders Peirce to Thomas Kuhn

    S Jacobs

    (2006), Vol. 31, pp. 163-173, Interdisciplinary science reviews, London, England, C1

    journal

    T.S. Eliot and Michael Polanyi on tradition in literature and in science

    S Jacobs

    (2006), Vol. 86, pp. 373-388, Dalhousie review: a Canadian journal of literature and opinion, Halifax, N.S., C1

    journal

    T.S. Eliot`s idea of the clerisy, and its discussion by Karl Mannheim and Michael Polanyi in the context of J.H. Oldham`s moot

    P Mullins, S Jacobs

    (2006), Vol. 6, pp. 147-176, Journal of classical sociology, London, England, C1

    journal
    2005

    Polanyi`s analysis of social orders

    S Jacobs

    (2005), pp. 99-113, Emotion, reason and tradition: essays on the social, political and economic thought of Micahel Polanyi, Aldershot, Hants, England, B1

    chapter

    Polanyi on tradition in liberal modernity

    S Jacobs

    (2005), pp. 69-81, Emotion, reason and tradition: essays on the social, political and economic thought of Michael Polanyi, Aldershot, Hants, England, B1

    chapter

    Introduction : the significance of Michael Polanyi

    S Jacobs, R Allen

    (2005), pp. 1-5, Emotion, reason and tradition: essays on the social, political and economic thought of Micahel Polanyi, Aldershot, Hants, England, B1

    chapter

    The role of the print media in informing the community about safety in public hospitals in Victoria, Australia: the case of `golden staph`

    C Walker, S Jacobs

    (2005), Vol. 17, pp. 167-172, International journal for quality in health care, Oxford, England, C1

    journal

    Michael Polanyi and Karl Mannheim

    P Mullins, S Jacobs

    (2005), Vol. 32, pp. 20-43, Tradition and discovery: the Polanyi society periodical, Columbia, Mo., C1-1

    journal
    2004

    Abilita artigianale, conoscenza tacita e altri elementi della praica: la prospettiva di Michael Polanyi

    S Jacobs

    (2004), Vol. 14, pp. 101-118, Discipline filosofiche, Torino, Italy, C1-1

    journal
    2003

    Misunderstanding John Stuart Mill on science: Paul Feyerabend`s bad influence

    S Jacobs

    (2003), Vol. 40, pp. 201-212, Social science journal, Greenwich, Conn., C1

    journal

    Two sources of Michael Polanyi`s prototypal notion of incommensurability: Evans-Pritchard on Azande witchcraft and St Augustine on conversion

    S Jacobs

    (2003), Vol. 16, pp. 57-76, History of the human sciences, London, England, C1

    journal

    Conceiving of tradition

    S Jacobs

    (2003), pp. 1-7, Conference Proceedings of the 2003 Sociological Association of Aotearoa Conference, New Zealand, E1

    conference
    2002

    Polanyi's presagement of the incommensurability concept

    S Jacobs

    (2002), Vol. 33, pp. 105-120, Studies in history and philosophy of science: part A, Oxford, England, C1

    journal

    Depictions of the life plan

    S Jacobs

    (2002), Vol. 6, pp. 311-327, Associations : journal for social and legal theory, Berlin, Germany, C1

    journal

    The genesis of 'scientific community'

    S Jacobs

    (2002), Vol. 16, pp. 157-168, Social epistemology, London, England, C1

    journal

    Social structures of science and approaches to outcomes-based medical research

    C Walker, S Jacobs

    (2002), Vol. 12, pp. 309-320, Critical public health, London, England, C1

    journal
    2001

    Limits to problem solving in science

    S Jacobs

    (2001), Vol. 15, pp. 231-242, International studies in the philosophy of science, London, England, C1

    journal

    Michael Polanyi, tacit cognitive relativist

    S Jacobs

    (2001), Vol. 42, pp. 463-479, Heythrop journal, Oxford, England, C1

    journal

    Theorising life plans

    S Jacobs

    (2001), pp. 1-7, TASA 2001 conference, The University of Sydney, E1

    conference

    Grants

    No grants found

    Supervisions

    Principal Supervisor
    2010

    Chad Whelan

    Thesis entitled: Security Networks in the Field of Counter-Terrorism in Australia

    Doctor of Philosophy, School of History, Heritage and Society

    2005

    Michael Leahy

    Thesis entitled: Is Social Justice Possible? A Critique of Hayek, Rawls, MacIntyre

    Doctor of Philosophy, School of History, Heritage and Society

    2004

    Peter Crockett

    Thesis entitled: Human Nature in Hobbes's Political Thought

    Doctor of Philosophy, School of Social & International Studies

    1998

    Allan McNeish

    Thesis entitled: Robert Boyle's theory of nature, with reference to his understanding of natural laws

    Master of Arts, School of Social Inquiry

    Associate Supervisor
    2000

    Garry Edward Lester

    Thesis entitled: Kai Tai Chan: A Different Path

    Doctor of Philosophy, School of Contemporary Arts