Paul Lawrence Farber

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Paul Lawrence Farber (born 1944) is an author and professor of the history of science at the Oregon State University. He has authored or edited eight books about the history of science as well as dozens of articles.[1] He is an elected fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science.[1]

In 2010, he was elected president of the History of Science Society.[1] Oregon State University's special collections hold Farber's personal papers.[1]


  • The Emergence of Ornithology as a Scientific Discipline, 1760-1850. (Dordrecht: D. Reidel Publishing Co. 1982)
  • Religion, Science, and Worldview: Essays in Honor of Richard S. Westfall. (Cambridge, England; New York, NY: Cambridge University Press 1985)
  • (coauthored with Mix, Michael C. and King, Keith I.) Biology: The Network of Life. (New York, NY: Harper Collins Publishers 1992.)
  • Finding Order in Nature: The Naturalist Tradition from Linnaeus to E. O. Wilson. Baltimore, MD: The Johns Hopkins University Press 1994.
  • Discovering Birds: The Emergence of Ornithology as a Scientific Discipline, 1760-1850. (Baltimore, MD: The Johns Hopkins University Press 1997)
  • The Temptations of Evolutionary Ethics. (Berkeley, CA: University of California Press 1998)
  • (coauthored with Cravens, Hamilton) Race and Science: Scientific Challenges to Racism in Modern America. (Corvallis, OR: Oregon State University Press 2009)
  • Mixing Races: From Scientific Racism to Modern Evolutionary Ideas. (Baltimore, Md: The Johns Hopkins University Press 2011)


  1. ^ a b c d "Catalogue Information - Paul Lawrence Farber Papers". Oregon State University. 2013. Archived from the original on 2012-01-17. Retrieved 2013-02-17.

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