Re-examining the early history of the Leiden jar: Stabilization and variation in transforming a phenomenon into a fact

@article{Silva2018ReexaminingTE,
  title={Re-examining the early history of the Leiden jar: Stabilization and variation in transforming a phenomenon into a fact},
  author={C. C. Silva and P. Heering},
  journal={History of Science},
  year={2018},
  volume={56},
  pages={314 - 342}
}
  • C. C. Silva, P. Heering
  • Published 2018
  • Medicine, History
  • History of Science
  • In this paper, we examine the period that immediately followed the invention of the Leiden jar. Historians of science have developed narrations that emphasize the role of grounding during the process of charging the jar. In this respect, this episode shows significant aspects that can be used to characterize science, scientific knowledge production, and the nature of science. From our own experimentation, we learned that grounding was not necessary in order to produce the effect. These… CONTINUE READING

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