Acolytes of Nature: Defining Natural Science in Germany, 1770-1850

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Acolytes of Nature: Defining Natural Science in Germany, 1770-1850 - Phillips, Denise

Although many of the practical and intellectual traditions that make up modern science date back centuries, the category of "science" itself is a relative novelty. In the early eighteenth century, the modern German word that would later mean "science," "naturwissenschaft," was not even included in dictionaries. By 1850, however, the term was in ...

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