Project

The serial nature of experimentation

Duration
01 October 2012 → 30 September 2016
Funding
Regional and community funding: Special Research Fund, Research Foundation - Flanders (FWO)
Research disciplines
  • Humanities
    • Theory and methodology of philosophy
Keywords
history and philosophy of science early modern philosophy natural philosophy experimentation
 
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.