Noretta Koertge


Noretta Koertge is an American philosopher of science noted for her work on Karl Popper and scientific rationality.

Noretta Koertge
Alma materUniversity of London
EraContemporary philosophy
RegionWestern philosophy
SchoolAnalytic philosophy
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


She worked since 1981 as a Professor in the Department of History and Philosophy of Science at 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 publicationsEdit

  • Patai, Daphne; Koertge, Noretta (1994). Professing feminism: Cautionary tales from the strange world of women's studies. New York: Basic Books. ISBN 978-0-465-09821-7. OCLC 30544826.
  • Koertge, Noretta, ed. (1998). A house built on sand: Exposing postmodernist myths about science. Oxford University Press. ISBN 978-0-19-802776-8.


  • Koertge, Noretta (1981). Who was that masked woman. New York: St. Martin's Press. ISBN 0-312-87033-7. OCLC 7206437.
  • Koertge, Noretta (1984). Valley of the Amazons. St. Martin's Press. ISBN 978-0-312-83608-5.[5]


  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
  4. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2010-08-14. Retrieved 2011-11-01.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  5. ^ Faderman, L.; Penguin (1991). Odd Girls and Twilight Lovers: A History of Lesbian Life in Twentieth-century America. Between Men-Between Women: Lesbian & Gay Studies. Columbia University Press. p. 280. ISBN 978-0-231-07488-9.