FROM SUNLIGHT TO INSIGHT
Jan IngenHousz, the discovery of photosynthesis & science in the light of ecology
Who discovered photosynthesis? Not many people know. Jan IngenHousz' name has been forgotten, his life and works have disappeared in the mists of time. Still, the tale of his scientific endeavour shows science in action. Not only does it open up an undisclosed chapter of the history of science, it is an ideal (as under researched) episode in the history of science that can help to shine some light on the ingredients and processes that shape the development of science. This paves the way for a fresh multidimensional approach in the philosophy of science: towards an "ecology of science".
Geerdt Magiels is a biologist and philosopher of science. He has publications to his name on medicines, health, healthcare, art and science. His work includes: De kunst van het kijken (The Art of Looking), Chemie tussen gisteren en morgen (Chemistry in between Yesterday andTomorrow), Het brein - 100 jaar na Freud (The Brain –- 100 Years after Freud), Freud & Darwin op de sofa (Freud & Darwin on the Sofa) and Paul Janssen, Pioneer in Pharma & China. He is the co-author of: Dichtbij en toch veraf (Near, yet so Far), The secret of the Brainchip, Over mijn lijf (Over my Body), Waarden in Steen (Putting our Values in Stone) and All or Nothing.