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Keywords: discipline formationClose
Historical Studies in the Natural Sciences (2019) 49 (3): 300–337.
Published: 01 June 2019
... physics and historiography. During this process of discipline formation, the concept of fact remained fluid. I reveal this fluidity by unearthing different interpretations and roles of facts in different German contexts around 1800. I demonstrate how a fact-based epistemology emerged at the University of...