Goethe is a significant figure in the history of science. His search to develop a rigorous and empirical approach to the study of qualities represents an important complement to quantitative methods. His scientific writings have inspired an unbroken research tradition, a «Goethean paradigm», that continues to this day. Volumes I and II of
Goethe in the History of Science provide a comprehensive bibliography of primary and sesondary literature on Goethe's scientific writings and of the original scientific work that constitutes the alternative paradigm. Volume III will argue Goethe's significance and narrate the history of the Goethean tradition.