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Lorraine Daston
Lorraine Daston is Executive Director of the Max Planck Institute for the History of Science in Berlin, and visiting professor in the Committee on Social Thought at the University of Chicago.
Daston, Lorraine
Daston, Lorraine
United States of America
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Prints and the Pursuit of Knowledge in Early Modern Europe
~The acquisition of knowledge of the natural world in the early modern period increasingly depended on observation. Previous generations relied on ancient sources’ accounts of astronomy, geography, natural history, and anatomy—some of which were contradicted by experience and examination. A new insistence on direct observation also pervaded artistic...