How not to integrate the history and philosophy of science: a reply to Chalmers

  title={How not to integrate the history and philosophy of science: a reply to Chalmers},
  author={William Newman},
  journal={Studies in History and Philosophy of Science},
  • W. Newman
  • Published 1 June 2010
  • Philosophy
  • Studies in History and Philosophy of Science
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