Towards a historiography of science by Joseph Agassi

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Statementby Joseph Agassi.
SeriesHistory and theory -- No.2
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Pagination117 p. ;
Number of Pages117
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Open LibraryOL19978813M

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Cite this chapter as: Agassi J. () Towards an Historiography of Science. In: Science and its History. Boston Studies in the Philosophy of Science, vol Cited by: Genre/Form: History: Additional Physical Format: Online version: Agassi, Joseph.

Towards an historiography of science. [Middletown, Conn.]: Wesleyan University Press. Genre/Form: History: Additional Towards a historiography of science book Format: Online version: Agassi, Joseph. Towards an historiography of science. 's-Gravenhage, Mouton, (OCoLC) Following a review of the early development of the history of science, the theory of history as applied to science history is introduced, examining the basic problems which this generates, including problems of periodisation, ideological functions, and the conflict between diachronical and anachronical historiography.

Finally, the book. In this book, now published in 10 languages, a preeminent intellectual historian examines the profound changes in ideas about the nature of history and historiography.

Georg G. Iggers traces the basic assumptions upon which historical research and writing have been based, and describes how the newly emerging social sciences transformed historiography. The philosophy of historiography may be divided into the philoso- phy of scientific historiography, which is a branch of epistemology, and the philosophy of historiographic interpretation that is closely related to ethics, political philosophy, and aesthetics.

This book is exclusively about the philosophy of scientific historiography. Like other genres in antiquity, the various prose forms of Roman historiographical narrative had certain formal attributes and aroused certain expectations. But just as it is impossible to get a full sense of its function and meaning by considering only one side of a coin, so it is a mistake to also separate rigorously ‘historiography’ from ‘biography’.

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Georg G. Iggers traces the basic assumptions upon which historical research and writing have been based, and describes how the newly emerging social sciences transformed historiography. This book introduces the methodological and philosophical problems with which modern history of science is concerned, offering a comprehensive and critical review through description and evaluation of significant historiographical viewpoints.

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Historiography is the body of literature on a historical subject. It is most often found in the first chapter of a book or the introductory pages of an article, but it can Towards a historiography of science book be hidden away in long, explanatory footnotes.

Historians examine historical sources by asking questions of them. Is Historiography Art or Science. (Response to Iggers) Hayden White Stanford University, U.S.A. I thank Georg Iggers for his thoughtful and courteous critique of Metahistory and my work in historiographical theory since its appearance in That was a book of a certain, ‘ structuralist’ moment, and if I were writing it today.

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