Historicizing novelty

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This essay tackles the crucial early-modern question of how novelty came to be both an enticing promise and a dire threat to a secure grasp of the world. It urges us to open up our inquiry to the evolution of questions about what counts as knowledge.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationWhat Reason Promises
Subtitle of host publicationEssays on Reason, Nature and History
PublisherWalter de Gruyter GmbH
Number of pages9
ISBN (Electronic)9783110455113
ISBN (Print)9783110453393
StatePublished - Jan 1 2016

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • General Arts and Humanities


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