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Science is one of the most complex and successful enterprises of sociocultural evolution. Even at the stage of “emergent science” (van der Waerden) – i.e. the 5th and 4th centuries bce –, the need to distinguish science from other, similarly complex activities such as politics had led to extraordinarily ambitious philosophical reflection and formal analysis, with the goal of elucidating the struct…

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Enskat, Rainer, “Science”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 01 July 2022 <>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013

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