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I am interested in exploring philosophical aspects of the history of science, or philosophy of history of science, if you will.

Are there any canonical texts dealing particularly with the philosophy of history of science rather than with the philosophy of history in general? Can anyone recommend a few relevant texts?

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    IMO there is a confusion about the two meanings of "history" : 1) human history as the collection of actions, social structures, periods and regions, civilizations, causal processes, and 2) history as the discipline that stdies the first one. If so, philosophy of history is about 1) while history of science is a subdiscipline of 2). Conclusion : what is "philosophy of history of science" from your point of view ? – Mauro ALLEGRANZA Jun 21 at 13:40
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    @MauroALLEGRANZA from my point of view philosophy of history of science is possibly close in meaning to the historiography of science but from a philosophical perspective or with philosophical emphasize. It, therefore, might contain aspects of both meanings that you have proposed to distinct. – Louis Jun 21 at 13:55
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    Much of historiography of science is methodological, and hence philosophical in nature. In particular, Kuhn's Structure of Scientific Revolutions is a classical work, and what followed it changed approaches to studying history of science. For recent works see e.g. Kragh's text, Leiden's project site and Globalization of Knowledge in History volume – Conifold Jun 21 at 14:59
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    @Conifold - great! Merci beaucoup – Louis Jun 21 at 15:26
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    Sorry, the second link is mislabeled: Leiden's Philosophical Foundations of the Historiography of Science project site . – Conifold Jun 21 at 15:29

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