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dc.contributor.authorScholl, Raphael
dc.date.accessioned2019-01-15T00:30:22Z
dc.date.available2019-01-15T00:30:22Z
dc.date.issued2018-08-08
dc.identifier.issn1872-2636
dc.identifier.urihttps://www.repository.cam.ac.uk/handle/1810/287961
dc.description.abstract<jats:title>Abstract</jats:title> <jats:p>According to the “confrontation model,” integrated history and philosophy of science operates like an empirical science. It tests philosophical accounts of science against historical case studies much like other sciences test theory against data. However, the confrontation model’s critics object that historical facts can neither support generalizations nor genuinely test philosophical theories. Here I argue that most of the model’s defects trace to its usual framing in terms of two problematic accounts of empirical inference: the hypothetico-deductive method and enumerative induction. This framing can be taken to suggest an unprofitable one-off confrontation between particular historical facts and general philosophical theories. I outline more recent accounts of empirical inquiry, which describe an iterative back-and-forth movement between concrete (rather than particular) empirical exemplars to their abstract (rather than general) descriptions. Reframed along similar lines, the confrontation model continues to offer both conceptual insight and practical guidance for a naturalized philosophy of science.</jats:p>
dc.publisherBrill
dc.titleScenes from a Marriage: On the Confrontation Model of History and Philosophy of Science
dc.typeArticle
prism.endingPage238
prism.issueIdentifier2
prism.publicationDate2018
prism.publicationNameJournal of the Philosophy of History
prism.startingPage212
prism.volume12
dc.identifier.doi10.17863/CAM.35281
dcterms.dateAccepted2018-01-19
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rioxxterms.licenseref.startdate2018-08-08
dc.identifier.eissn1872-261X
dc.publisher.urlhttps://brill.com/view/journals/jph/12/2/article-p212_3.xml
rioxxterms.typeJournal Article/Review
cam.issuedOnline2018-08-08
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