From One Gnomon to Two Gnomons: A Methodological Study of the Method of Double Differences
(a) philosophy of science provides normative methodologies in terms of which the historian reconstructs ‘internal history’ and thereby provides a rational explanation of the growth of objective knowledge; (b) two competing methodologies can be evaluated with the help of (normatively interpreted) history; (c) any rational reconstruction of history needs to be supplemented by an empirical (socio-psychological) ‘external history’.
KeywordsDouble Difference Front Pole Rational Reconstruction Subsolar Point Scientific Research Programme
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