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Celebrating Recent Work by Lorraine Daston

New Books in the Society of Fellows

January 30, 2024

In the last 350-odd years, the international “scientific community” has come to be the bastion of consensus and concerted action, especially in the face of two global crises: disastrous climate change, and a deadly pandemic. How did “the scientific community” come into existence, and why does it work?