Wolfgang Lefèvre

Visiting Scholar
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Department I
Dr., Außerordentlicher Professor an der Freien Universität Berlin
Residence:
since 1. März 2006
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Wolfgang Lefèvre was Professor of Philosophy and Science at the Freie Universität Berlin until 2006, and is currently working at the Max Planck Institute for the History of Science. His research interests include History of Science in Connection with History of Philosophy on the Basis of Social History; Sciences in Greek Antiquity; Early Modern Physics and Chemistry; and History of Biology (fifteenth to eighteenth centuries).

Selected publications: 

Lefèvre, W. (2017). Architectural knowledge. In M. Valleriani (Ed.), The structures of practical knowledge (pp. 247-269). Cham: Springer.

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Lefèvre, W. (2017). Review of: Gibson, Susannah: Animal, vegetable, mineral? How eighteenth-century science disrupted the natural order. Oxford: Oxford University Press 2015. Ambix, 64, 1-2. doi:10.1080/00026980.2016.1227169.

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Lefèvre, W. (2017). Review of: Renn, Jürgen, Wilhelm Osthues and Hermann Schlimme (eds): Wissensgeschichte der Architektur. 3 volumes. Berlin: Edition Open Access 2014. Construction History, 32(1), 111-113.

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Lefèvre, W. (2016). "Das Ende der Naturgeschichte" neu verhandelt: Historisch genealogische oder epigenetische Neukonzeption der Natur?. Berlin: Max-Planck-Institut für Wissenschaftsgeschichte.

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Lefèvre, W. (2016). Jean-Baptiste de Lamarck. In M. Hagner (Ed.), Kindler Kompakt: Klassiker der Naturwissenschaften (pp. 97-99). Stuttgart: Metzler.

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Max Planck Institute for the History of Science 
Boltzmannstraße 22 
14195 Berlin 
Germany