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About MethodExperimenters, Snake Venom, and the History of Writing Scientifically$
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Jutta Schickore

Print publication date: 2017

Print ISBN-13: 9780226449982

Published to Chicago Scholarship Online: January 2018

DOI: 10.7208/chicago/9780226450049.001.0001

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Trying Again

Trying Again

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(p.42) Chapter Three Trying Again
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About Method
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Jutta Schickore

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University of Chicago Press
DOI:10.7208/chicago/9780226450049.003.0004

The continuation of the dispute between Redi and Charas brought methodological issues to the fore. The chapter shows that while both investigators were experimentalists, they had quite different understandings of certain methodological concepts, particularly of the concept of repetition and of the significance of accidents and contingencies. The dispute about snake venom remained unresolved.

Keywords:   snake venom, methods discourse, experimentalism, experimental reports, repetition, accidents, Francesco Redi, Moyse Charas

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