History and Philosophy Of Science | Historiographical Perspectives and Philosophical Methods
X706 | 26529 | James Capshew/Jutta Schickore


James Capshew/Jutta Schickore
X706
Historiographical Perspectives and Philosophical Methods

This course surveys a wide range of approaches to the theory, study,
and writing of history and philosophy of science. We will read texts
on historiography and philosophical method and discuss exemplars of
intellectual, social and cultural history, biography (of people and
things), and more.

We will emphasize themes and topics of interest to historians and
philosophers of science, such as presentism and anachronism;
narrative and argument; causality, correlation, and contingency; and
the uses of history. A portion of the course will be devoted to the
discussion of integrated history and philosophy of science.