Ludwik Fleck

[Revised entry by Wojciech Sady on April 1, 2016. Changes to: Main text, Bibliography] In the 1930s, Ludwik Fleck (1896 - 1961), a Polish-Jewish microbiologist, developed the first system of the
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[Revised entry by Wojciech Sady on April 1, 2016. Changes to: Main text, Bibliography] In the 1930s, Ludwik Fleck (1896 - 1961), a Polish-Jewish microbiologist, developed the first system of the historical philosophy and sociology of science. Fleck claimed that cognition is a collective activity, since it is only possible on the basis of a certain body of knowledge acquired from other people. When people begin to exchange ideas, a thought collective arises, bonded by a specific mood, and as a result of a series of...

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