Genèse D'une Découverte: La Division Des Infusoires (1765-1766) by Marc J. RatcliffGenèse D'une Découverte: La Division Des Infusoires (1765-1766) by Marc J. Ratcliff

Genèse D'une Découverte: La Division Des Infusoires (1765-1766)

byMarc J. Ratcliff

Paperback | July 15, 2018

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What kind of tools might a researcher create to identify a new scientific fact? What is there in common between the construction of the fact and its reception? How do the contents of a laboratory notebook interact with scientific correspondence networks and related publications? In this French-language book, Ratcliff explores these questions as he reconstructs both the discovery of the division of Infusoria (fresh- and pond-water unicellular organisms) by Geneva scholar Horace-Bénédict de Saussure (1740–99) and its reception by the late eighteenth-century scientific community. Combining micro-historical and epistemological analysis in order to investigate the double path of the researcher and his object, Ratcliff proposes a new understanding of the relationships between construction, discovery, and reception.
Marc J. Ratcliff is a lecturer at the University of Geneva, Switzerland, specializing in epistemology and the history of science.
Title:Genèse D'une Découverte: La Division Des Infusoires (1765-1766)Format:PaperbackDimensions:700 pages, 9.5 × 6.5 × 1.6 inPublished:July 15, 2018Publisher:French National Museum Natural HistoryLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:285653788X

ISBN - 13:9782856537886

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