Science Without Laws

Author: Angela N. H. Creager
Publisher: Duke University Press
ISBN: 9780822340683
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A comparison of the use of model systems and exemplary cases across fields in the natural and social sciences.

Imagined Civilizations

Author: Roger Hart
Publisher: JHU Press
ISBN: 1421406063
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While the Jesuits claimed Xu as a convert, he presented the Jesuits as men from afar who had traveled from the West to China to serve the emperor.

Museums as Cultures of Copies

Author: Brita Brenna
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1351106473
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Few institutions are warier of copies than museums. Few fields of knowledge are more prone to denounce copies as fake than the heritage field. Few discourses are as concerned with authenticity, aura, originals and provenance as those concerning exhibiting and collecting. So why is it that these are institutions, fields and discourses where copies proliferate and copying techniques have thrived for hundreds of years? Museums as Cultures of Copies aims to make the copying practices of museums visible and to discuss, from a range of interrelated perspectives, precisely what function copies fulfil in the heritage field and in museums today. With contributions from Europe and Canada, the book interrogates the meaning of copies and presents copying as a fully integrated part of museum work. Including chapters on ethnographic mannequins, digitalized photos, death masks, museum documentation and mechanical models, contributors consider how copying as a cultural form changes according to time and place and how new forms of copying and copy technologies challenge and expand museum work today. Arguing that copying is at the basis of museum practice and that new technologies and practices have been taken up and developed in museums since their inception, the book presents both heritage work and copies in a new light. Museums as Cultures of Copies should be of great interest to academics, scholars and postgraduate students working in the fields of museum and heritage studies, as well as visual studies, cultural history and archaeology. It should also be essential reading for museum practitioners.

Annual Review of Political Science

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The mission of Annual review of political science is to provide systematic, periodic examinations of the field through critical authoritative reviews. The comprehensive critical review not only summarizes a topic but also roots out errors of fact or concept and provokes discussion that will lead to new research activity. Each review contains title, author(s), key words, abstracts, review and bibliography.

Pr ludien

Author: Wilhelm Windelband
Publisher: Forgotten Books
ISBN: 9780331335767
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Excerpt from Präludien: Aufsätze und Reden zur Einleitung in die Philosophie Qbir alle, hie wir im 19. Sahrhunhert philofophieren, finh hie Schuler Qantß. Ler unfere heutige gu ihm harf nicht hie bloße (&rneuerung her hiftorifch be hingten (R)eftalt fein, in welcher er hie 8hee her tritifchen %bhilofophie harftellte. %e tiefer man hen atagonißmué erfaßt, her gwif chen hen nerfchiehenen 9rotinen f eineß (R)enlenß befteht, um fo mehr finhet man harin hie 9jiittel gur 5bez arbeitung her 2brobleme, hie er burch feine sj3rohlemlöfungen gefchaffen hat. @ant rerftehen' heißt über ihn hinaußgehen. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.