Lukas M. Verburgt   



‘Mehrtens, Modernism and Modernity: A Second Look’, introduction to Special Issue on Herbert Mehrtens, Science in Context


‘Introduction: Rethinking History of Science in the Anthropocene’, co-authored with Elske de Waal, Isis 113.2: 366-376. 

‘History of Ignorance: A 21st-Century Project’, co-authored with Peter Burke, Physis 57.1: 155-170. 

‘From Conceptual Change to Scientific Imagination: An Interdisciplinary Workshop at the Crossroads of HPS and Science Education Research’, co-authored with Paul Alstein, Magdalena Kersting and Sam Rijken, HPS&ST Newsletter, 2, 7-18 

“Is there a Reader who can Handle it with any Comfort?”: A Brief Publication History of The Works of Francis Bacon, Notes and Records of the Royal Society, in press


‘The Works of Francis Bacon: A Victorian Classic in the History of Science’, Isis 112.4: 717-736.

‘History, Scientific Ignorance, and the Anthropocene’, Journal for the History of Knowledge 2.1/6: 1-12.

‘Introduction: Histories of Ignorance’, co-authored with Peter Burke, Journal for the History of Knowledge 2.1/1: 1-5. 

‘Pragmatism at Cambridge, England before 1900’, British Journal for the History of Science 29.1: 84-105

‘Khinchin’s 1929 Paper on von Mises’s Frequency Theory of Probability’, Statistical Science 36.3: 339-343 

‘Translation of Khinchin’s “Mises’ Teachings on Probability and the Principles of Statistical Physics’ (1929)’, Statistical Science 36.3


‘The History of Knowledge and the Future History of Ignorance’, KNOW: A Journal on the Formation of Knowledge 4.1: 1-24

‘The Venn-MacColl dispute in Nature’, History and Philosophy of Logic 41.3: 244-251

‘The First Random Walk: A Note on John Venn’s Graph’, The Mathematical Intelligencer 42.3: 41-45


‘A Letter of Robert Leslie Ellis to William Walton on Probability’, Journal of the British Society for the History of Mathematics 33.2: 96-108

‘Duncan F. Gregory and Robert Leslie Ellis: Second-Generation Reformers of British Mathematics’, Intellectual History Review 28.3: 369-397


‘The Place of Probability in Hilbert’s Axiomatization of Physics, c. 1900-1928’, Studies in History and Philosophy of Science Part A 53: 28-44

‘Duncan F. Gregory, William Walton and the Development of British Algebra: ‘Algebraical Geometry’, ‘Geometrical Algebra’, Abstraction’, Annals of Science 73.1: 40-67.

‘On A. Ya. Khinchin’s “Ideas of Intuitionism and the Struggle for a Subject Matter in Contemporary Mathematics (1926)”: A Translation with Introduction and Commentary’, Historia Mathematica 43.4: 369-398


‘Robert Leslie Ellis, William Whewell and Kant: The Role of Rev H.F.C. Logan’, Journal of the British Society for the History of Mathematics 31.1: 47-51.

‘The Objective and the Subjective in Mid-Nineteenth Century British Probability Theory’, Historia Mathematica 42.4: 468-487.


‘Remarks on the Idealist and Empiricist Interpretation of Frequentist: Robert Leslie Ellis versus John Venn’, Journal of the British Society for the History of Mathematics 29.3: 184-195.

‘John Venn’s Hypothetical Infinite Frequentism and Logic’, History and Philosophy of Logic 35.3: 248-271.


‘Robert Leslie Ellis’s Work on Philosophy of Science and the Foundations of Probability Theory’, Historia Mathematica 40.4: 423-454.

                                                 Book chapters


‘A Baconian’s Aristotle: The Whewell-Munro Debate’, co-authored with James Lennox, in Colin Guthrie King and Venanzio Raspa, eds. Aristotle’s Organon in Old and New Logic (London: Bloomsbury) 

‘Herschel’s Preliminary Discourse on the Study of Natural Philosophy: Defining Science, Shaping Conduct’, in S. Case & L.M. Verburgt, The Cambridge Companion to John Herschel (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press)

‘Introduction: History of Science Today’, in L.M. Verburg, ed. Debating New Approaches to the History of Science (London: Bloomsbury)

‘The History of Scientific Ignorance’, with a reply from Juuni-Matti Kuukanen, in Verburgt, Debating New Approaches to the History of Science

‘Mill and the British Tradition of Inductive Logic: The Role of Syllogism’, in L.M. Verburgt & Matteo Cosci, eds. Aristotle’s Syllogism and the Creation of Modern Logic: Between Tradition and Innovation, 1820s-1930s (London: Bloomsbury) 

‘Introduction: The History of Modern Logic in a New Key’, co-authored with Matteo Cosci, in Verburgt & Cosci, Aristotle’s Syllogism and the Creation of Modern Logic

‘De Morgan: Meta-Scientific Rebel’, in Karen Attar, Adrian Rice & Christopher Stray, ed. Augustus De Morgan, Polymath: A Reassessment at 150 (Cambridge: Open Books)

‘Introduction: William Whewell, Victorian Polymath’, in L.M. Verburgt, ed. William Whewell: Victorian Polymath (Pittsburgh: University of Pittsburgh Press) 

‘Whewell, Bacon, and the History of Science’, in Verburgt, William Whewell: Victorian Polymath


’Ellis’s Philosophy and Bacon Scholarship’, in L.M. Verburgt, ed. A Prodigy of Universal Genius: Robert Leslie Ellis, 1817-1859 (Cham: Springer): 121-145

‘Introduction’, in L.M. Verburgt, ed. A Prodigy of Universal Genius: Robert Leslie Ellis, 1817-1859 (Cham: Springer), ix-xix

‘Introduction’, in L.M. Verburgt, ed. John Venn: Unpublished Writings and Selected Correspondence (Cham: Springer), vii-xv

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