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Lorraine Daston

Lorraine Daston is director at the Max Planck Institute for the History of Science, Berlin, permanent fellow of the Wissenschaftskolleg zu Berlin, and visiting professor in the Committee on Social Thought at the University of Chicago. Her recent publications include Histories of Scientific Observation (coedited with Elizabeth Lunbeck, 2011) and with Paul Erikson et al. How Reason Almost Lost Its Mind: The Strange Career of Cold War Rationality (2014), as well as essays on the history of scientific facts, objectivity, curiosity, probability, attention, and the moral authority of nature which have appeared in various journals and collections. She is a fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and the American Philosophical Society, corresponding member of the British Academy, and member of the Berlin-Brandenburg Academy of Sciences.


Marvelous Facts and Miraculous Evidence in Early Modern Europe

Enlightenment Calculations

Whither Critical Inquiry?

Type Specimens and Scientific Memory

Science Studies and the History of Science

Book Reviews