Wolfgang Lefèvre

Emeritus Scholar (Mar 2006-Feb 2024)

Dr., Außerordentlicher Professor an der Freien Universität Berlin

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, Wolfgang (2022). “Architecture on Paper: The Development and Function of Architectural Drawings in the Renaissance.” In Creating Place in Early Modern European Architecture, ed. E. Merrill, 41–69. Amsterdam: Amsterdam University Press.

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Lefèvre, Wolfgang (2022). Bausteine zu einer Oral History der Wissenschaftsgeschichte: Wissenschaft als Arbeitsprozess. Interview mit Wolfgang Lefèvre. Interview by Mathias Grote and Anke te Heesen. Berichte zur Wissenschaftsgeschichte 45 (1–2): 265…

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Lefèvre, Wolfgang (2021). “Das Auge — Pforte zur Welt und dunkle Kammer: Leonardos Optik.” In Leonardos intellektueller Kosmos, ed. J. Renn, M. Valleriani, S. Hoffmann, and A. Becchi, 317–322. Florenz: Giunti.

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Lefèvre, Wolfgang (2021). Minerva meets Vulcan: Scientific and Technological Literature — 1450–1750. Archimedes: New Studies in the History and Philosophy of Science and Technology 60. Cham: Springer.

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Past Events


Epistemic History of Architecture