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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 (2021). “The Eye — Portal to the World and Dark Chamber: Leonardo’s Optics.” In Leonardo’s Intellectual Cosmos, ed. J. Renn, M. Valleriani, S. Hoffmann, and A. Becchi, 317–322. Florenz: Giunti.

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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. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-73085-7.

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Lefèvre, Wolfgang (2020). “Engels’ naturtheoretisches Prokjekt: die Notwendigkeit übergreifender Theoriebildung jenseits spekulativer Naturphilosophie.” In Engels’ “Anti-Dühring”: Kontext, Interpretationen, Wirkung, ed. R. Hecker and I. Stützle, 76…

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Past Events

Workshop

Epistemic History of Architecture

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