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By Helge S. Kragh

ISBN-10: 0521389216

ISBN-13: 9780521389211

This booklet introduces the methodological and philosophical issues of which smooth historical past of technological know-how is anxious, delivering a entire and demanding overview via description and review of important historiographical viewpoints. Incorporating dialogue of key difficulties normally old writing, with examples drawn from a number of disciplines, this non-elementary advent bridges the distance among basic background and heritage of technology. Following a evaluation of the early improvement of the historical past of technological know-how, the idea of background as utilized to technology heritage is brought, reading the elemental difficulties which this generates, together with difficulties of periodisation, ideological capabilities, and the clash among diachronical and anachronical historiography. eventually, the publication considers the severe use, and research, of ancient resources, and the opportunity of the experiemental reconstruction of background. Aimed basically at scholars, the book's wide scope and integration of ancient, philosophical and clinical issues will curiosity philosophers, sociologists and common historians, for whom there is not any substitute advent to the topic at this point.

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8 On the contrary, retrospectively it can be seen that Ranke's own works clearly express a politically conservative commitment in harmony with the ideology of his age. On the other hand, the fact that historical practice in Ranke and others does not follow their stated programme is not an argument against positivist historiography in particular. It could be used just as well against sceptical historians such as Beard and Becker. Their theoretical scepticism or relativism did not prevent them from working on Elements of theory of history 45 concrete historical tasks in which they gave definite explanations of historical occurrences and unveiled events as, in their opinion, they actually happened.

According to Pearce Williams, the modern historian of science is primarily a historian and hence need not master all the technical aspects of the science he is studying. 4 This view is undoubtedly shared by many leading historians of science. But there are also those who stress that history of science cannot be cultivated as though the content of science does not matter. Some authors have nothing but scorn for the historians who, through their lack of specialist knowledge, are debarred from a complete understanding of the technical aspects.

If history of science is meant then the science concerned will often be science in the Si sense, consisting mainly of a technical analysis of the contents of scientific publications placed in a historical framework. History of science, however, will be science in the S2 sense. The discussion about the two forms of history of science has sometimes been conducted as though it were a debate about the extent to which the historian of science, in order to carry out his job properly, should necessarily have a good command of the technical side of the science about which he is writing; and in particular, about how far he should have a good command of the science in question in its modern formulation.

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