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FS-10728-78

Ian M. Hacking
Stanford University (Stanford, CA 94305-2004)

On the Importance of History to the Philosophy of Sciences

To assess the impact of the new historiography of science on the philosophy of science. Some recent works of scientific historiography have cast into doubt many traditional assumptions about rationality; others have had implications for contemporary views of what knowledge is. Philosophical problems posed by such works coincide with current interests in the philosophy of language and the theory of reference.

Project fields:
History and Philosophy of Science, Technology, and Medicine

Program:
Seminars for College Teachers

Division:
Education Programs

Total amounts:
$46,452 (approved)
$46,452 (awarded)

Grant period:
1/1/1978 – 9/30/1978