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The Singular and the Making of Knowledge at the Royal Society of London in the Eighteenth Century

@inproceedings{Costa2009TheSA,
  title={The Singular and the Making of Knowledge at the Royal Society of London in the Eighteenth Century},
  author={Palmira Fontes da Costa},
  year={2009}
}
The central subject of this book is the status of singular experiences in the making of natural knowledge at the Royal Society of London in the eighteenth century. It makes a significant contribution to our understanding of the importance of the reporting and display of extraordinary phenomena at the Royal Society in this period, and shows that the success of these practices was largely based on their multiple roles within the Society, where singular experiences not only promoted natural… 
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