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Jan IngenHousz, or why don't we know who discovered photosynthesis?

Geerdt, Magiels (2007) Jan IngenHousz, or why don't we know who discovered photosynthesis? In: [2007] EPSA07: 1st Conference of the European Philosophy of Science Association (Madrid, 15-17 November, 2007).

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    Abstract

    Who discovered photosynthesis? Not many people know. Jan IngenHousz' name has been forgotten, his life and works have disappeared in the mists of time. Still, the tale of his scientific endeavour shows science in action. Not only does it open up an undisclosed chapter of the history of science, it is an ideal (as under researched) episode in the history of science that can help to shine some light on the ingredients and processes that shape the development of science. This paves the way for a fresh multidimensional approach in the philosophy of science: towards an "ecology of science".


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    Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (UNSPECIFIED)
    Keywords: IngenHousz - photosynthesis - Enlightenment - Priestley - Senebier - ecology
    Subjects: General Issues > History of Science Case Studies
    Conferences and Volumes: [2007] EPSA07: 1st Conference of the European Philosophy of Science Association (Madrid, 15-17 November, 2007)
    Depositing User: Magiels Geerdt
    Date Deposited: 02 Jan 2008
    Last Modified: 07 Oct 2010 11:16
    Item ID: 3790
    URI: http://philsci-archive.pitt.edu/id/eprint/3790

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