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dc.contributor.authorCurrie, Adrianen
dc.contributor.authorWalsh, Kirstenen
dc.date.accessioned2019-01-11T00:31:15Z
dc.date.available2019-01-11T00:31:15Z
dc.identifier.issn2152-5188
dc.identifier.urihttps://www.repository.cam.ac.uk/handle/1810/287812
dc.description.abstractThe past can be a stubborn subject: it is complex, heterogeneous and opaque. To understand it, one must decide which aspects of the past to emphasise and which to minimise. Enter frameworks. Frameworks foreground certain aspects of the historical record while backgrounding others. As such, they are both necessary for, and conducive to, good history as well as good philosophy. We examine the role of frameworks in the history and philosophy of science and argue that they are necessary for both forms of enquiry. We then suggest that the right attitude towards frameworks is pluralism rather than monism: there is no single correct framework to be applied to a given scientific episode. Rather, a multitude of different frameworks are more or less appropriate given various contexts and aims. From this perspective, good frameworks generate and further, rather than frustrate, historical and philosophical enquiry. Our view sheds light on historical disagreement, and on the relationship between philosophy and history of science.
dc.publisherUniversity of Chicago Press
dc.titleFrameworks for Historians and Philosophersen
dc.typeArticle
prism.endingPage34
prism.issueIdentifier1en
prism.publicationNameHOPOSen
prism.startingPage1
prism.volume9en
dc.identifier.doi10.17863/CAM.35127
dcterms.dateAccepted2018-06-25en
rioxxterms.versionofrecord10.1086/699797en
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rioxxterms.licenseref.urihttp://www.rioxx.net/licenses/all-rights-reserveden
rioxxterms.licenseref.startdate2018-06-25en
dc.contributor.orcidCurrie, Adrian [0000-0003-2638-202X]
dc.identifier.eissn2156-6240
rioxxterms.typeJournal Article/Reviewen
pubs.funder-project-idTempleton World Charity Foundation (TWCF) (177155)
cam.issuedOnline2019-01-14en
dc.identifier.urlhttps://www.journals.uchicago.edu/doi/abs/10.1086/699797en
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