Should we conceive science outside the history?

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Transliteration of original Title: 
Stoit li myslit' nauku vne istorii?
Author(s): 
Olga Stoliarova
Institute of Philosophy, Russian Academy of Sciences
Issue number: 
No.1 (Vol.51)
Abstract: 

This paper analyzes the two modes of a historical approach to science which L.V. Shipovalova puts as “unproblematic” and “ruthless”. First, it is shown that epistemology inevitably becomes historical when it addresses itself to science, because a historical approach meets the demands of the subject (science). Second, it is shown that the relationship between “unproblematic” and “ruthless” historicisms can be considered as the relationship between “identity” and “difference” as this relationship is presented in Émile Meyerson’s doctrine of ontological history of science. 

Keywords: 
history and philosophy of science, historical epistemology, logical positivism, scientific revolutions, historicism
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DOI: 
DOI: 10.5840/eps20175117
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