Noretta Koertge

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Noretta Koertge
Alma materUniversity of London
InstitutionsIndiana University Bloomington
ThesisA study of relations between scientific theories: a test of the general correspondence principle (1969)
Main interests
History and philosophy of science

Noretta Koertge is a philosopher of science noted for her work on Karl Popper and scientific rationality. She worked since 1981 as a Professor in the Department of History and Philosophy of Science and Indiana University and is now an Emeritus Professorship. She was editor-in-chief of the journal (1999–2004) Philosophy of Science, her election as a Fellow, in 1999, by American Association for the Advancement of Science and her being Editor-in-Chief of The New Dictionary of Scientific Biography (2004–2008). She is also a novelist.[1][2][3][4]

Selected publications[edit]

  • Cautionary Tales from the Strange World of Women's Studies (with Daphne Patai)[5]
  • Koertge, Noretta eds (1998) A House Built on Sand: Exposing Postmodernist Myths about Science, Oxford University Press,


  • Koertge, Noretta (1981) Who Was That Masked Woman?, St. Martin's Press
  • Koertge, Noretta (1984) Valley of the Amazons, St. Martin's Press


  1. ^ Indiana University: Noretta Koertge's homepage (Accessed Oct 2011)
  2. ^ The New Dictionary of Scientific Biography Introduction
  3. ^ Koertge, N (2005) Scientific values and civic virtues, Oxford University Press
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  5. ^ Daphne Patai (1994). Professing Feminism: Cautionary Tales from the Strange World of Women's Studies. BasicBooks. ISBN 978-0-465-09821-7.