Project

The Serial Nature of Experimentation

Duration
01 October 2010 → 30 September 2014
Funding
Regional and community funding: Special Research Fund, Research Foundation - Flanders (FWO)
Research disciplines
  • Humanities
    • Theory and methodology of philosophy
Keywords
early modern philosophy history and philisophy of science experimentation natural philosophy
 
Project description

This project proposes a systematic, philosophical analysis of experimentation understood in terms of series. It aims to illuminate and understand how experiments connect sequentially, looking specifically at the early modern period, where serial experiments are abundant. Its hypothesis is that serial experimentation is used to generate knowledge.