Historical epistemology: necessary complications. Reply to critics

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Transliteration of original Title: 
Istoricheskaya epistemologiya: neobkhodimye uslozhneniya. Otvet opponentam
Stanislav Gavrilenko
Lomonosov Moscow State University
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No.2 (Vol.52)

This paper sums up the discussion on historical epistemology, pointing on it’s ambivalence as singled out place in intellectual field and as some project, that should be assembled. Based on remarks of the discussion participants, we make an assumption, that historical epistemology is a specific zone of maneuvers and interchanges between philosophy and empirical studies of knowledge. 

historical epistemology, contingency, philosophy, problematization

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