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  3. Professor Staffan Müller-Wille | Sociology, Philosophy and Anthropology | University of Exeter
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Check out the online edition of Linnean Manuscripts Online: In my research, I approach questions of epistemology — questions concerning how knowledge is attained and how it changes over time — through detailed historical case studies covering the history of the life sciences since the early modern period.

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I am particularly interested in the role of classification in the life sciences, a subject that remains poorly understood, despite its fundamental significance for how we acquire knowledge about the living world. Systematics is the discipline that studies biodiversity by classifying and naming organisms. Its history has so far largely been written as a history of ideas. In contrast, I argue that the primary aim of modern systematics is not the representation of nature, but the storage, organisation, and mobilisation of knowledge about nature.

Systematics is an essential component of our "built information environment" Bowker and Star , and its fundamental operations -- naming, grouping, and ranking organisms -- have to be understood as material practices that shape our understanding of the natural world.

In the past four years, I have studied these practices by looking at the ways in which the eighteenth-century naturalist Carl Linnaeus assembled, filed, and cross-referenced information about plants and their medicinal virtues. The research was supported by the Wellcome Trust, and was carried out in close collaboration with Dr. We could show that Linnaeus experimented with a range of information technologies -- such as lists, or paper slips resembling modern index cards -- troughout his career, and that these technologies informed his taxonomic ideas.

For more details and a list of publications, see the project's website. Its main results may be summarized as follows:. The main results of this project have now been published as a book A Cultural History of Heredity, Chicago , , and can be summarized as follows:. Although this project is largely completed, I continue to be interested in particular aspects of the history of heredity, such as its role as a capricious force in theories of evolution, its relation to cell theory and concepts of specificity, the status of the gene as a "concept in flux", and the interplay of statistics and hereditary research around One of my long term interests has been in the history of race and kinship in anthropology.

In contrast to a longstanding tradition which largely treats the history of race as a the history of a false idea, I am interested in its pragmatic and political dimensions, building on a continental understandiong of concepts as tools, rather than representations. I will be resuming this line of my reseach in as fellow of an international research group on " Kinship and Politics " at the Centre for Interdiscipilinary Research, Bielefeld Germany.

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Re-Writing the System of Nature: Experiments on Plant Hybrids Between Public Domain and Experimental Science, Comments from an Epistemological Point of View. Human Heredity in the Twentieth Century. A Cultural History of Heredity. University of Chicago Press, The case of Linnaeus. Naomi Yuval , Tel Aviv University. Maria do Mar Gago , University of Lisbon.

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Sarah Jones , University of Exeter. James Lowe , University of Exeter, Tarquin Holmes , University of Exeter, Temilola Alanamu , University of Exeter, Pascal Germann , University of Zurich, Pierre-Olivier Methot , University of Exeter, Giuditta Parolini , University of Bologna, Robert Meunier , University of Milan, He received his PhD in philosophy from the University of Bielefeld in with a dissertation on Linnaeus and the Natural System, which was published as a book in Staffan left academia for a while in to work as a scientific curator at the German Hygiene Museum in Dresden.

A series of international workshops was organized that covered the topic from the early 16th to the late 19th century. He continued his research on heredity, pursuing the history of the concept into the 20th century. A book summarizing the results from the project for a broad audience was published in German in With the end of his research project, Staffan took up a joint position as lecturer in the Department of History and the Department of Sociology and Philosophy at the University of Exeter.

Professor Staffan Müller-Wille | Sociology, Philosophy and Anthropology | University of Exeter

He remains associated with Egenis, and has also established a close connection with the Centre for Medical History. He held short term research fellowships at the Maison de l'Homme , Paris, in and the Minnesota Center for Philosophy of Science , Minneapolis, in History and Culture of a Biological Concept, Chicago: University of Chicago Press; manuscript completed, contracted publication in spring Suhrkamp edition unseld , pp. Fischer Verlag, pp. Weingarten , pp. MIT Press; draft manuscript completed. Studies in the History of Science and Technology, edited by J.

Buchwald , pp.

Antonias Wille

As the spirited sisters work together to forge a brighter future for themselves on their own terms, they learn not only how to thrive in a man's world, but how to remain true to themselves--and their hearts--in the process. The American lady by Petra Durst-Benning Book 26 editions published between and in 3 languages and held by WorldCat member libraries worldwide "Tempestuous and beautiful Wanda Miles, daughter of Ruth and Stephen Miles or so she thinks , aspires to more than the life of a debutante, but the trouble is she doesn't know precisely what she wants.

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When Marie accidentally reveals a long-held secret about Wanda's parents, Wanda goes to Lauscha to unravel the truth. While Marie finds herself increasingly swept up in New York City's bohemian social scene--catching the eye of a handsome young Italian in the process--Wanda explores a past she never knew in the village of her mother's youth--and begins to build a life that she never expected.

The paradise of glass by Petra Durst-Benning Book 24 editions published between and in 3 languages and held by WorldCat member libraries worldwide Johanna, the oldest of the three Steinmann sisters, has successfully managed the family glassblowing business since her father's death, and her sister Marie's artistic gifts have made their wares unexpectedly famous. But now the livelihood of the town of Lauscha, Germany--known around the world as the "paradise of glass"--Is in danger.

The local glassworks is about to be sold, and rumor has it the buyer wants to make changes that will challenge glassblowing tradition.

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