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Meyer, Annette

Von der Wahrheit zur Wahrscheinlichkeit

Die Wissenschaft vom Menschen in der schottischen und deutschen Aufklärung

[From Verity to Verisimilitude. The Science of Man in the Scottish and German Enlightenment]

Series:Hallesche Beiträge zur Europäischen Aufklärung 36

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    Publication Date:
    December 2008
    Copyright year:
    2008
    ISBN
    978-3-484-97061-8
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    Overview

    Aims and Scope

    In the 18th century, the science of man opened up the conceptual framework for re-interpreting the origins and development of the human species itself. It was the ever more popular reports of 'savages' which had led to a questioning of the biblical account of Creation. Borrowing from scientific methods, the Scottish Enlightenment developed a model of hypothesis-led empirical research into humankind. German popular philosophy in particular carried this conception forward in a variety of ways, but their ability to establish connections and their creativity fell into oblivion as a result of the specialisation and disciplining of the field at the beginning of the 19th century.

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    23 x 15.5 cm
    viii, 335 pages
    Language:
    German
    Type of Publication:
    Monograph
    Keyword(s):
    Historical Anthropology; Enlightenment
    Readership:
    Academics (Philosophy, History), Institutes, Libraries

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    "Überzeugend ist A. Meyer vor allem in der souveränen kritischen Übersicht des Forschungsstandes, in der stringenten, die unterschiedlichen historiographischen Modelle voneinander abgrenzenden Systematisierung der Ergebnisse sowie in der Konsequenz bei der Durchführung ihres Anliegens."
    Mario Marino in: Berichte zur Wissenschaftsgeschichte 4/2009

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