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Metascience

, Volume 16, Issue 2, pp 247–256 | Cite as

Styles of Experimentation and Alchemical Matter Theory in the Scientific Revolution

  • Ursula Klein
Essay Review

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Matter Theory Essay Review Pristine State Artisanal Practice Mechanical Philosophy 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Ursula Klein
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  1. 1.Max Planck Institute for the History of ScienceBerlinGermany

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