The Zhao Yu Tu (“map of the area of the mausoleum”); Hebei Provincial Museum at Shijiazhuang, Hebei Province, China. © World Map Co. Ltd. Supervised by National Administration of Surveying, Mapping and Geoinformation.
October 17, 2014

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Founded in 1994, the MPIWG in Berlin is one of the more than eighty research institutes administered by the Max Planck Society. It is dedicated to the study of the history of science and aims to understand scientific thinking and practice as historical phenomena. Researchers pursue an historical epistemology in their studies of how new categories of thought, proof, and experience have emerged. More

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Daston, L. (2014). L'économie morale des sciences modernes: jugements, émotions et valeurs. Paris: La Découverte. More
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