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Doing Integrated History and Philosophy of Science: A Case Study of the Origin of Genetics

Shan, Yafeng (2020) Doing Integrated History and Philosophy of Science: A Case Study of the Origin of Genetics. Boston Studies in the Philosophy and History of Science . Springer, Cham, Switzerland, 197 pp. (doi:10.1007/978-3-030-50617-9) (The full text of this publication is not currently available from this repository. You may be able to access a copy if URLs are provided) (KAR id:82496)

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Abstract

This book offers an integrated historical and philosophical examination of the origin of genetics. The author contends that an integrated HPS analysis helps us to have a better understanding of the history of genetics, and sheds light on some general issues in the philosophy of science. This book consists of three parts. It begins with historical problems, revisiting the significance of the work of Mendel, de Vries, and Weldon. Then it turns to integrated HPS problems, developing an exemplar-based analysis of the development and the progress in early genetics. Finally, it discusses philosophical problems: conceptual change, evidence, and theory choice. Part I lays out a new historiography, serving as a basis for the discussions in part II and part III. Part II introduces a new integrated HPS method to analyse and interpret the historiography in Part I and to re-examine the philosophical issues in Part III. Part III develops new philosophical accounts which will in turn make a better sense of the history of scientific practice more generally. This book provides a practical defence of integrated HPS: the best way to defend integrated HPS is to do it.

Item Type: Book
DOI/Identification number: 10.1007/978-3-030-50617-9
Uncontrolled keywords: Conceptual Change; Kuhn; Scientific Change; Scientific Progress; Mendel; theory choice; Mendelian Genetics; Hypothetico-Deductivism; history of genetics; hypothetico-deductive theory of confirmation; exemplar-based approach; William Bateson; Weldon; de Vries; Darwin
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > B Philosophy (General)
C Auxiliary Sciences of History
Divisions: Divisions > Division of Arts and Humanities > School of European Culture and Languages
Depositing User: Yafeng Shan
Date Deposited: 17 Aug 2020 19:29 UTC
Last Modified: 16 Feb 2021 14:14 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/82496 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
Shan, Yafeng: https://orcid.org/0000-0001-7736-1822
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