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How can history of science matter to scientists?

Maienschein, Jane and Laubichler, Manfred and Loettgers, Andrea (2008) How can history of science matter to scientists? Isis, 99 (2). pp. 341-349. ISSN 0021-1753.

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History of science has developed into a methodologically diverse discipline, adding greatly to our understanding of the interplay between science, society, and culture. Along the way, one original impetus for the then newly emerging discipline —- what George Sarton called the perspective “from the point of view of the scientist” -— dropped out of fashion. This essay shows, by means of several examples, that reclaiming this interaction between science and history of science yields interesting perspectives and new insights for both science and history of science. The authors consequently suggest that historians of science also adopt this perspective as part of their methodological repertoire.

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Additional Information:© 2008 by The History of Science Society. Focus: What is the Value of History of Science?. Isis 99(2), June 2008.
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Deposited By: Lindsay Cleary
Deposited On:11 Sep 2008 17:10
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