By Manuel Castells
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Without it, today’s empirical science would be impossible. Experiments had been carried out previously: for example, there had been physiological experiments in India in the service of the ascetic techniques of the Yogi. ), Greek philosopher. ), Greek philosopher. 37 Max Weber’s Complete Writings on Academic and Political Vocations the Middle Ages, for example, experiments concerned with mining. But it was the achievement of the Renaissance to have made the experiment the guiding principle of research itself.
651. 17 Max Weber’s Complete Writings on Academic and Political Vocations Science (Wissenschaft) is used in a continental European sense to mean a body of objective and organized knowledge or any academic discipline, unlike in the Anglophone world where it has been more narrowly defined as empirical study, the aim of which is to establish general laws, its definition being therefore restricted to the life and physical sciences. When Weber refers to the “exact natural sciences,” these are mostly the ones he has in mind, but he does not make this explicit.
That is the fate, indeed, the meaning of scientific work, to which it is dedicated and devoted in a quite specific sense, unlike all otherwise comparable cultural elements. Every scientific “fulfillment” means new “questions,” and is intended to be surpassed and rendered obsolete. Everyone who wants to serve science has to come to terms with this. Scientific works can indeed remain permanently important as “luxuries,” on account of their artistic qualities, or as tools for training. But to repeat, it is not only the fate, but also the goal, of all of us to be surpassed scientifically.
City, Class and Power by Manuel Castells