Vera Keller

Books by Vera Keller

Vera Keller is a professor and head of the history department at the University of Oregon. She researches the emergence of experimental science in early modern Europe and has been the recipient of many major awards including the Guggenheim and the Fulbright. Her first book, Knowledge and the Public Interest,1575-1725 looked at how new political concepts of ‘interest’ in the long 17th century transformed knowledge. Her second monograph, The Interlopers, forthcoming in April 2023, argues that early modern science did not represent the disciplining of knowledge, but rather the loosening and undisciplining of it.

Interviews with Vera Keller

The best books on The Scientific Revolution, recommended by Vera Keller

The scientific revolution is often seen as having transformed the way we think and ushered in the modern world, but in highlighting the work of a few key individuals, it has distorted the reality of how science advances in society and how it interacts with truth. Here, Vera Keller, Professor of History at the University of Oregon, challenges popularly held assumptions about the scientific revolution and explains how its meaning, significance and importance have been disputed and misunderstood.

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