Andreas Rydberg

researcher at Department of History of Science and Ideas

Email:
andreas.rydberg[AT-sign]idehist.uu.se
Visiting address:
Engelska parken, Thunbergsvägen 3P

Postal address:
Box 629
751 26 UPPSALA

Short presentation

I got my PhD in 2017 in History of Science and Ideas at Uppsala University and have since been working as a researcher at the department. In my research, I study early modern philosophy and science. I am interested in knowledge production, identity formation and particularly in the historicity of basic categories such as truth, fact, objectivity and experience.

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Biography

  • Researcher, Department of History of Science and Ideas, Uppsala University, 2019-
  • Visiting Scholar, Department of History of Science and Ideas, Uppsala University 2017–2018
  • PhD, Department of History of Science and Ideas, Uppsala University 2009–2017
  • Visiting Scholar, York University, Toronto, Canada 2011
  • M.A, Department of History of Science and Ideas, Uppsala University 2005–2008
  • Erasmus student in philosophy, Freie Universität, Berlin, Germany 2005–2006

Research

In my thesis, Inner Experience: An Analysis of Scientific Experience in Early Modern Germany, I study different types of scientific experience in Germany during the first half of the 18th century. In particular, I am interested in various forms of internal experience and the relationship between scientific and religious practices and discourses on experience. Since the public defense, I have worked on identity formation within German philosophy during the first half of the 18th century. Since spring 2019, I am working on a major research project entitled Self-Knowledge and the Emergence of Modern Objectivity. The Purpose of the project is to study the category of self-knowledge in Germany during the 18th century. The hypothesis is that the transforming discourse on self-knowledge reflects an emerging early modern concept of scientific objectivity.

My research is mainly based on the new history of science as it has emerged since the 1980s. Other fields of research that I also relate to are philosophy as a way of life, history of emotions, history of education and history of psychology.

Publications

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