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The Past, Present, and Future of Integrated History and Philosophy of Science

1st Edition

Edited by Emily Herring, Kevin Matthew Jones, Konstantin S. Kiprijanov, Laura M Sellers


256 pages

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Integrated History and Philosophy of Science (iHPS) is commonly understood as the study of science from a combined historical and philosophical perspective. Yet, since its gradual formation as a research field, the question of how to suitably integrate both perspectives remains open. This volume presents cutting edge research from junior iHPS scholars, and in doing so provides a snapshot of current developments within the field, explores the connection between iHPS and other academic disciplines, and demonstrates some of the topics that are attracting the attention of scholars who will help define the future of iHPS.


Table of Contents

List of Figures

Author Biographies



Origins, Trends, Methodologies and Divisions – Reflections on the Past, Present and Future of IHPS: A Keynote Interview with Jon Hodge

Part I. Problematising the Relationship between HS and PS

Chapter 1. Greg Rupik. Scientonomy: A Bold New Vision for an Integrated History and Philosophy of Science

Chapter 2. Caterina Schürch. Understanding Past Research Practice: A Case for iHPS

Chapter 3. Claudia Cristalli. Narrative Explanations in Integrated History and Philosophy of Science

Chapter 4. Eugenio Petrovich. Is a Normative Historically Oriented Philosophy of Science Possible? A New Horizon for Integrated History and Philosophy of Science (iHPS)

Chapter 5. Matteo Vagelli. Historical epistemology and the "marriage" between history and philosophy of science

Chapter 6. Massimiliano Simons. Obligation to Judge or Judging Obligations: The Integration of Philosophy and Science in Francophone Philosophy of Science

Part II: iHPS in Practice

Chapter 7. Mark Young. Experimentalist as Spectator: The Phenomenology of Early Modern Experimentalism

Chapter 8. Andrea Gambarotto. Teleology: A case study in iHPS

Chapter 9. Joe Dewhurst. The Cybernetic Origins of Enactivism and Computationalism

Chapter 10. Klodian Coko. Towards a Mutually Beneficial Integration of History and Philosophy of Science: The Case of Jean Perrin

Chapter 11. Alex Aylward. Revitalising a Nineteenth Century Debate about Life (Which has been Almost Done to Death): Or, How to Live with Historiographical Pluralism

Chapter 12. Wonyong Park and Jinwoong Song. Between Realism and Constructivism: A Sketch of Pluralism for Science Education


About the Editors

Emily Herring, Kevin Jones, Konstantin S. Kiprijanov, and Laura M. Sellers are postgraduate researchers based at the Centre for the History and Philosophy of Science at the University of Leeds.

About the Series

History and Philosophy of Technoscience

Even though technoscientific research is as old as alchemy and pharmacy, agricultural research and synthetic chemistry, philosophers of science had little to say about it until recently. This book series is the first to explicitly accept the challenge to study not just technical aspects of theory development and hypothesis testing but the specific ways in which knowledge is produced in a technological setting. When one seeks to achieve basic capabilities of manipulation, visualization, or predictive control, how are problems defined and research fields established, what kinds of explanations are sought, how are findings validated, what are the contributions of different kinds of expertise, how do epistemic and social values enter into the research process? And most importantly for civic observers of contemporary research: how is robustness and reliability achieved even in the absence of complete scientific understanding?

Editorial Board: Hanne Andersen (University of Copenhagen), Bernadette Bensaude-Vincent (University of Paris, Sorbonne), Martin Carrier (University of Bielefeld), Graeme Gooday (University of Leeds), Don Howard (University of Notre Dame), Ann Johnson (Cornell University), Cyrus Mody (Maastricht University), Maureen O'Malley (University of Sydney), Roger Strand (University of Bergen), Nancy Tuana (Pennsylvania State University).

Direct inquiries to Alfred Nordmann [e-mail link: [email protected]] or Robert Langham [e-mail link: [email protected]].

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
HISTORY / General
SCIENCE / Philosophy & Social Aspects