9780804762892

On Historicizing Epistemology : An Essay

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  • ISBN13:

    9780804762892

  • ISBN10:

    0804762899

  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2010-03-09
  • Publisher: Stanford Univ Pr

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Summary

Epistemology, as generally understood by philosophers of science, is rather remote from the history of science and from historical concerns in general. Rheinberger shows that, from the late nineteenth through the late twentieth century, a parallel, alternative discourse sought to come to terms with the rather fundamental experience of the thoroughgoing scientific changes brought on by the revolution in physics. Philosophers of science and historians of science alike contributed their share to what this essay describes as an ongoing quest to historicize epistemology. Historical epistemology, in this sense, is not so concerned with the knowing subject and its mental capacities. Rather, it envisages science as an ongoing cultural endeavor and tries to assess the conditions under which the sciences in all their diversity take shape and change over time.

Author Biography

Hans-Jörg Rheinberger is Director of the Max Planck Institute for the History of Science in Berlin. He is the author of Toward a History of Epistemic Things: Synthesizing Proteins in the Test Tube (Stanford, 1997).

Table of Contents

Prefacep. ix
Introductionp. 1
Fin de Sièclep. 5
Between the Wars—Ip. 19
Between the Wars—IIp. 35
After 1945p. 51
The 1960s in Francep. 65
Recent Developmentsp. 79
Conclusionp. 89
Notesp. 93
Bibliographyp. 101
Index of Namesp. 107
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