The Culture of Science in Frederick the Great's Berlin

  title={The Culture of Science in Frederick the Great's Berlin},
  author={M. Terrall},
  journal={History of Science},
  pages={333 - 364}
  • M. Terrall
  • Published 1990
  • History
  • History of Science
  • The practice of science must necessarily form part of a complex culture in which scientists live and work. This basic premise, far from being trivially obvious, can provide the foundation for a contextual history of science. While it has become commonplace for historians of science to situate discussions of theories, methods, experiments and observations in various kinds of contexts, I hope to show that contexts are not always easy to define, and that the fuzziness of philosophical… CONTINUE READING
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