Integrating History and Philosophy of Science

Problems and Prospects

  • Seymour Mauskopf
  • Tad Schmaltz

Part of the Boston Studies in the Philosophy of Science book series (BSPS, volume 263)

About this book

Introduction

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.

Keywords

Historiography Historiography History History Interdisciplinary Interdisciplinary Philosophy Philosophy Science Science

Editors and affiliations

  • Seymour Mauskopf
    • 1
  • Tad Schmaltz
    • 2
  1. 1., HistoryDuke UniversityDurhamUSA
  2. 2., PhilosophyUniversity of MichiganAnn ArborUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-94-007-1745-9
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 2012
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Humanities, Social Sciences and Law
  • Print ISBN 978-94-007-1744-2
  • Online ISBN 978-94-007-1745-9
  • Series Print ISSN 0068-0346
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