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Natural science
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1. Concept

Natural science today denotes the fields of science that strive for understanding of natural processes and conditions, as distinct from the social, economic, technical, and human sciences that deal with human culture and technology (Humanities). There is recurrent debate over whether medicine should be counted among the natural sciences or treated as a separate field in its own right. Natural science denotes not only a speci…

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Steinle, Friedrich, “Natural science”, in: Encyclopedia of Early Modern History Online, Editors of the English edition: Graeme Dunphy, Andrew Gow. Original German Edition: Enzyklopädie der Neuzeit. Im Auftrag des Kulturwissenschaftlichen Instituts (Essen) und in Verbindung mit den Fachherausgebern herausgegeben von Friedrich Jaeger. Copyright © J.B. Metzlersche Verlagsbuchhandlung und Carl Ernst Poeschel Verlag GmbH 2005–2012. Consulted online on 15 April 2021 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2352-0272_emho_COM_024670>
First published online: 2015
First print edition: 20200128



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