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Wonder and the ends of inquiry

20 mins | Oct 23, 2020
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A marvel that stops us in our tracks only becomes apparent when explained. "Therein lies the paradox of wonder: it is the beginning of inquiry (Descartes remarks that people deficient in wonder 'are ordinarily quite ignorant'), but the end of inquiry also puts an end to wonder." Lorraine Daston considers the consequences that transformations of wonder have for scientific inquiry.

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