Boston Studies in the Philosophy and History of Science

Doing Integrated History and Philosophy of Science: A Case Study of the Origin of Genetics

Authors: Shan, Yafeng

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  • Revisits the history of early genetics
  • Develops the exemplar-based approach to the development of science
  • Introduces new accounts of conceptual change, evidential practice, and theory choice
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This book offers an integrated historical and philosophical examination of the origin of genetics. The author contends that an integrated HPS analysis helps us to have a better understanding of the history of genetics, and sheds light on some general issues in the philosophy of science. This book consists of three parts. It begins with historical problems, revisiting the significance of the work of Mendel, de Vries, and Weldon. Then it turns to integrated HPS problems, developing an exemplar-based analysis of the development and the progress in early genetics. Finally, it discusses philosophical problems: conceptual change, evidence, and theory choice. Part I lays out a new historiography, serving as a basis for the discussions in part II and part III. Part II introduces a new integrated HPS method to analyse and interpret the historiography in Part I and to re-examine the philosophical issues in Part III. Part III develops new philosophical accounts which will in turn make a better sense of the history of scientific practice more generally. This book provides a practical defence of integrated HPS: the best way to defend integrated HPS is to do it.


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Yafeng Shan is research associate in philosophy at the University of Kent. He has previously held teaching and research positions at Tel Aviv University and Durham University. He completed his PhD at University College London. His research interest is primarily in philosophy of science, epistemology, and metaphysics. He has published research articles in Philosophy of ScienceSynthese, and Philosophy Compass.

Table of contents (10 chapters)

Table of contents (10 chapters)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Doing Integrated History and Philosophy of Science: A Case Study of the Origin of Genetics
Authors
Series Title
Boston Studies in the Philosophy and History of Science
Series Volume
320
Copyright
2020
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-50617-9
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-50617-9
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-50616-2
Series ISSN
0068-0346
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
IX, 197
Number of Illustrations
12 b/w illustrations
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