Sociocultural Factors and Historiography of Science

  • Elena A. Mamchur
Part of the Boston Studies in the Philosophy of Science book series (BSPS, volume 151)


The question of the role of sociocultural factors in the evolution of scientific knowledge is one of the most important in the historiography of science. Should or should not an historian of science take account of the sociocultural context in which scientific knowledge developed? Is he right in limiting himself to the cognitive factors?


Scientific Knowledge Functional Model Sociocultural Context Sociocultural Factor Spatial Idea 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Elena A. Mamchur
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  1. 1.Institute of PhilosophyRussian Academy of SciencesRussia

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