10.4000/temporalites.3495

La concordance des temps

Abstract

While breaking with a perception of the serendipity as the product of a hazardous luck relative to the “scientific mind”, this paper aims to highlight how the serendipity results from a structural concordance of “temporalities of fields”. As the latter refer to an agency of times relative to the habitus, activities and institutions specific to each field, they serve as a concordance standpoint among fields, from which conditions of production and identification of a discovery by serendipity are defined. Such an approach allows fulfilling a relative lack in the literature – the central function of temporality in the structuration of fields – and crafting a structural analyze of the discovery process by serendipity, in which the latter can be apprehended as a “coordinated practice of institution”

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