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Modernism, Postmodernism, and the Historiogrphy of Science

McEvoy, John (2007) Modernism, Postmodernism, and the Historiogrphy of Science. In: [2007] &HPS1: Integrated History and Philosophy of Science 1.

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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)
    Keywords: Modernism, postmodernism, historiography of science
    Subjects: General Issues > History of Philosophy of Science
    Conferences and Volumes: [2007] &HPS1: Integrated History and Philosophy of Science 1
    Depositing User: John McEvoy
    Date Deposited: 06 Sep 2007
    Last Modified: 07 Oct 2010 11:15
    Item ID: 3490
    URI: http://philsci-archive.pitt.edu/id/eprint/3490

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