Historicist Theories of Scientific Rationality

[Revised entry by Carl Matheson and Justin Dallmann on August 15, 2014. Changes to: Main text, Bibliography, notes.html] Of those philosophers who have attempted to characterize scientific
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[Revised entry by Carl Matheson and Justin Dallmann on August 15, 2014. Changes to: Main text, Bibliography, notes.html] Of those philosophers who have attempted to characterize scientific rationality, most have attended in some way to the history of science. Even Karl Popper, who is hardly a historicist by anyone's standards, frequently employs the history of science as an illustrative and polemical device. However, relatively few theorists...

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