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Afterword: Instruments as media, media as instruments (2016)


The collection of essays comes under the heading of two catchwords: instruments and media. This Afterword looks at their interaction and roles in exploring the characteristics of living beings throughout history, especially their melding and gliding into each other. Before turning to the papers, I will make some more general remarks on instruments and media in scientific, and in particular, biological research.

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Authors & Contributors
Hagen, Joel B.
Breidbach, Olaf
Ghesquier, Danièle
Dröscher, Ariane
Zammito, John H.
Emden, Christian J.
Studies in History and Philosophy of Science Part C: Studies in History and Philosophy of Biological and Biomedical Sciences
Journal of the History of Biology
Revue d'Histoire des Sciences
British Journal for the History of Science
Ambix: Journal of the Society for the History of Alchemy and Chemistry
Bulletin of Science, Technology & Society
Cambridge University Press
Harvard University Press
Duke University Press
University of Chicago Press
Oxford University Press
Life sciences
Scientific apparatus and instruments
Philosophy of biology
Kant, Immanuel
Blumenbach, Johann Friedrich
Nietzsche, Friedrich Wilhelm
Stainton, Henry Tibbats
Wolff, Christian von
Wolff, Caspar Friedrich
Great Britain
United States
20th century
21st century
19th century
18th century
20th century, early
20th century, late

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