Genauigkeit. Zur Ausbildung einer epistemischen Tugend im 'langen' 19. Jahrhundert

Krajewski, Markus. (2016) Genauigkeit. Zur Ausbildung einer epistemischen Tugend im 'langen' 19. Jahrhundert. Berichte zur Wissenschaftsgeschichte, 39 (3). pp. 211-220.

Full text not available from this repository.

Official URL: http://edoc.unibas.ch/52296/

Downloads: Statistics Overview


Exactitude. The Genesis of an Epistemic Virtue in the ‘Long Nineteenth Century’. The article examines the genesis of exactitude as an epistemic virtue in both scholarly and scientific contexts in the 19th century, mainly in Prussia. Starting with an influential historiographic work on ancient metrology three semantic fields of accuracy, exactitude and precision are differentiated and pursued in their etymologies as well as applications. The historic situation between 1790 and 1860 is identified as the crucial period when the exactness of the exact sciences as well as the notion of accuracy in the humanities start to diverge from one another in order to develop an epistemic virtue each on its own.
Faculties and Departments:04 Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences > Departement Künste, Medien, Philosophie > Fachbereich Medienwissenschaft > Medienwissenschaft (Krajewski)
UniBasel Contributors:Krajewski, Markus
Item Type:Article, refereed
Article Subtype:Research Article
Note:Publication type according to Uni Basel Research Database: Journal article
Related URLs:
Identification Number:
Last Modified:17 May 2018 13:23
Deposited On:27 Mar 2018 14:28

Repository Staff Only: item control page