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Introductory Textbooks in the Philosophy of Science: the Transformation of the Study Curriculum From 1937 to 2017

Demin, Maxim (2020) Introductory Textbooks in the Philosophy of Science: the Transformation of the Study Curriculum From 1937 to 2017. [Preprint]

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Abstract

Philosophy of Science is a philosophical discipline that has been actively developing in the framework of English language philosophy since the 1920s. By the 1970s, PoS had become a well-institutionalized discipline taught in many American universities. The aim of this paper is to consider the introductory literature published in this field since then over the course of its historical development. We will follow the historical context in which the same textbooks emerge and reveal that the transformation of the canon is the most important contributor to the field by analysing the 10 anthologies issued from 1953 to 2006. As a result, we contend that the period of consolidation in the 1950s was replaced by rapid rotation in the 1980s. While some names (Carl Hempel) remained for a long time, some such as Karl Popper were long ignored.


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Item Type: Preprint
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Demin, Maximmaxim.djomin@gmail.com0000-0002-1222-682X
Keywords: Karl Popper, history of textbooks, logical positivism
Subjects: General Issues > History of Science Case Studies
General Issues > Logical Positivism/Logical Empiricism
General Issues > Philosophers of Science
Depositing User: Dr. Maxim Demin
Date Deposited: 18 Dec 2020 05:01
Last Modified: 18 Dec 2020 05:01
Item ID: 18445
DOI or Unique Handle: N/A
Subjects: General Issues > History of Science Case Studies
General Issues > Logical Positivism/Logical Empiricism
General Issues > Philosophers of Science
Date: 1 December 2020
URI: http://philsci-archive.pitt.edu/id/eprint/18445

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