• Chapter from al-Māturīdī’s Kitāb al-Tawḥīd

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    No. 73

    Knowing the Unobservable: Analogies and Analogical Reasoning in Premodern Islamic Theology

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    No. 72

    From the Renaissance of Einstein's General Theory of Relativity to the Confirmation of the Black Hole Paradigm

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    No. 71

    Local Gazetteers Research Tools (LoGaRT): A Digital Resource for Researching Chinese History

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  • Science Social Podcast by MPIWG

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    Science Social: Conversations on History, Science, and Society

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    Pietro Daniel Omodeo to Lead New Max Planck Partner Group on "The Water City"

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  • collage of Masks of Desire

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    No. 70

    The Mask—Arrayed: An Interdisciplinary Project on the Materiality of a Covid-19 Icon

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Founded in 1994, the Max Planck Institute for the History of Science (MPIWG) in Berlin is one of the more than 80 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 a historical epistemology in their studies of how new categories of thought, proof, and experience have emerged.

 

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Erdöl - Ein Atlas der Petromoderne reviewed in Süddeutsche Zeitung

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Visiting Scholarships in Dept. III (deadline July 31, 2021)

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"Proteins and Fibers" Working Group (Dept. III) seeks a Postdoctoral Fellow (deadline Feb. 20, 2021)

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Measuring the Earth Discussion Group

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Ability and Authority

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Who Killed the Superconducting Super Collider?

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Reforming Medicine, ca. 1500–1700

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