Models pp 119-139 | Cite as

The Relation Between Philosophy of Science and History of Science

  • Marx W. Wartofsky
Part of the Boston Studies in the Philosophy of Science book series (BSPS, volume 48)


In the heat of a debate, it is often hard to see how one-sided and sometimes foolish the opposed positions are. The debate on the relation of the history of science to the philosophy of science is so patently an unreasonable one that one has to step back to see it in its full absurdity. Further, in order to understand why reasonable and often intellectually superior people have been caught in this absurdity, it will help to examine the alternative positions and to suggest how and why they developed as they did, both conceptually and historically.


Cognitive Activity Scientific Revolution Rational Reconstruction Vienna Circle Theoretical Mode 
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© D. Reidel Publishing Company, Dordrecht, Holland 1979

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