How do scientific disciplines appear?

A wandering correspondance

Barbara Orland, Johannes Fehr
In a written dialogue, Johannes Fehr, assistant headmaster of the Collegium Helveticum of the ETH Zürich, and Barbara Orland, scientific collaborator in the Program for Scientific Research at the University of Basel, discuss the various reasons, processes and circumstances which are responsible for the apparition of new scientific disciplines – and, sometimes, also their disparition.

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