The Goethe Edition, which after 70 years was finally completed in 2011, is one of the most noteworthy of the Leopoldina´s publications. The historical-critical Leopoldina Edition “Goethe. Writings on Natural Science”, which also includes extensive commentaries, presents Johann Wolfgang von Goethe’s writings on natural science in chronological order.
In addition to all of Goethe’s texts, it includes accompanying materials and references. The 21 volumes (11 with the texts and 8 with commentary) provide an insight into the various connections that exist between Goethe’s scientific and literary works as well as the relationship between the intellectual and scientific currents of his time.
Project Director, Centre for Science Studies
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