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Wundt as chemist? A fresh look at his practice and theory of experimentation.
  • H. Schmidgen
  • Psychology, Medicine
  • The American journal of psychology
  • 2003
Mid-19th-century chemistry constituted a practically and theoretically important resource for experimental psychology as conceived by Wilhelm Wundt (1832-1920). In the early 1850s, Wundt beganExpand
The Donders Machine: Matter, Signs, and Time in a Physiological Experiment, ca. 1865
laboratories is a history of machines—of spatially circumscribed and temporally limited installations that connect a vast number of heterogeneous components: partial objects derived from theExpand
Time and noise : the stable surroundings of reaction experiments, 1860-1890
Abstract The ‘Reaction experiment with Hipp chronoscope’ is one of the classical experiments of modern psychology. This paper investigates the technological contexts of this experiment. It arguesExpand
The life of concepts:
Twelve years after his famous Essay on Some Problems Concerning the Normal and the Pathological (1943), the philosopher Georges Canguilhem (1904–1995) published a book-length study on the history ofExpand
The life of concepts: Georges Canguilhem and the history of science.
  • H. Schmidgen
  • Medicine
  • History and philosophy of the life sciences
  • 2014
Twelve years after his famous Essay on Some Problems Concerning the Normal and the Pathological (1943), the philosopher Georges Canguilhem (1904-1995) published a book-length study on the history ofExpand
The materiality of things? Bruno Latour, Charles Péguy and the history of science
This article sheds new light on Bruno Latour’s sociology of science and technology by looking at his early study of the French writer, philosopher and editor Charles Péguy (1873–1914). In the earlyExpand
Physics, ballistics, and psychology: a history of the chronoscope in/as context, 1845-1890.
  • H. Schmidgen
  • Philosophy, Medicine
  • History of psychology
  • 1 February 2005
In Wilhelm Wundt's (1832-1920) Leipzig laboratory and at numerous other research sites, the chronoscope was used to conduct reaction time experiments. The author argues that the history of theExpand
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