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Boston Studies in the Philosophy and History of Science

Integrating History and Philosophy of Science

Problems and Prospects

Editors: Mauskopf, Seymour, Schmaltz, Tad (Eds.)

  • A timely consideration of prospects for integrating history and philosophy of science
  • Essays from prominent scholars both of history of science and philosophy of science
  • Combines general reflections on the state of HPS with consideration of specific case studies
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Though the publication of Kuhn's Structure of Scientific Revolutions seemed to herald the advent of a unified study of the history and philosophy of science, it is a hard fact that history of science and philosophy of science have increasingly grown apart. Recently, however, there has been a series of workshops on both sides of the Atlantic (called '&HPS') intended to bring historians and philosophers of science together to discuss new integrative approaches. This is therefore an especially appropriate time to explore the problems with and prospects for integrating history and philosophy of science. The original essays in this volume, all from specialists in the history of science or philosophy of science, offer such an exploration from a wide variety of perspectives. The volume combines general reflections on the current state of history and philosophy of science with studies of the relation between the two disciplines in specific historical and scientific cases.

Reviews

From the reviews:

“The present review will focus on those contributions that confront important methodological issues in HPS in the vicinity of Giere’s challenge most directly. … the present volume does contain attempts to address concerns about the HPS method that are often aired … . A number of contributions take a … personal tone, thereby giving the reader an interesting insight into the mindsets of HPS practitioners which one would not find in standard scholarly publications.” (Samuel Schindler, Metascience, October, 2012)

Table of contents (13 chapters)

  • Introduction

    Mauskopf, Seymour (et al.)

    Pages 1-10

  • Thomas Kuhn and Interdisciplinary Conversation: Why Historians and Philosophers of Science Stopped Talking to One Another

    Golinski, Jan

    Pages 13-28

  • The History and Philosophy of Science History

    Miller, David Marshall

    Pages 29-48

  • What in Truth Divides Historians and Philosophers of Science?

    Caneva, Kenneth L.

    Pages 49-57

  • History and Philosophy of Science: Thirty-Five Years Later

    Giere, Ronald N.

    Pages 59-65

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eBook $109.00
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  • ISBN 978-94-007-1745-9
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $149.99
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  • ISBN 978-94-007-1744-2
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $169.00
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  • ISBN 978-94-007-3807-2
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Integrating History and Philosophy of Science
Book Subtitle
Problems and Prospects
Editors
  • Seymour Mauskopf
  • Tad Schmaltz
Series Title
Boston Studies in the Philosophy and History of Science
Series Volume
263
Copyright
2012
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media B.V.
eBook ISBN
978-94-007-1745-9
DOI
10.1007/978-94-007-1745-9
Hardcover ISBN
978-94-007-1744-2
Softcover ISBN
978-94-007-3807-2
Series ISSN
0068-0346
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
X, 250
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