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Modernism, Postmodernism, and the Historiogrphy of Science

McEvoy, John (2007) Modernism, Postmodernism, and the Historiogrphy of Science. In: UNSPECIFIED.

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ABSTRACT: Since its inception in the eighteenth century, the discipline of the history of science has served a motley collection of extrinsic disciplinary interests, philosophical ideas, and cultural movements. This paper examines the historiographical implications of modernism and postmodernism and shows how they influenced positivist, postpositivist, and sociological interpretations of the Chemical Revolution. It also shows how these interpretations served the disciplinary interests of science, philosophy, and sociology, respectively, and it points toward a model of the history of science as history.

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Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (UNSPECIFIED)
McEvoy, John
Keywords: Modernism, postmodernism, historiography of science
Subjects: General Issues > History of Philosophy of Science
Depositing User: John McEvoy
Date Deposited: 06 Sep 2007
Last Modified: 07 Oct 2010 15:15
Item ID: 3490

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