What Is The History of Science? Part II
Six leading historians of science define their discipline.
For me and several of my generation it has been a progression, from science, to history and philosophy of science, to a broader form of history which includes social as well as intellectual aspects of science. The broader picture is not restricted to knowledge, it includes practice – the crafts of science and especially the practices of technology, agriculture and medicine. Thus we come to deal with a large and central area of social and economic history – the continuing and ever-changing interplay between more or less cumulative knowledge and more or less effective practices.
This article is available to History Today online subscribers only. If you are a subscriber, please log in.
Please choose one of these options to access this article:
- Purchase an online subscription
- Purchase a print and online subscription
- If you are already a print subscriber, purchase the online archive upgrade
Call our Subscriptions department on +44 (0)20 3219 7813 for more information.
If you are logged in but still cannot access the article, please contact us
- Middle East
- North America
- South America
- Central America
- Early Modern
- 20th Century
- 21st Century
- Economic History
- Environmental History
- Historical Memory
- Science & Technology