Beyond Case-Studies: History as Philosophy

@inproceedings{Chang2011BeyondCH,
  title={Beyond Case-Studies: History as Philosophy},
  author={Hasok Chang},
  year={2011}
}
Dissatisfaction with hasty philosophical generalizations from a small number of conveniently chosen case-studies has contributed significantly to a widespread disillusionment with the whole enterprise of integrated history and philosophy of science. The history-philosophy relationship should be seen as one between the concrete and the abstract, not between the particular and the general. An abstract framework is necessary for telling any concrete stories at all. If historians do not find… 
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