Setting up a discipline, II: British history of science and “the end of ideology”, 1931–1948

@article{Mayer2004SettingUA,
  title={Setting up a discipline, II: British history of science and “the end of ideology”, 1931–1948},
  author={A. Mayer},
  journal={Studies in History and Philosophy of Science},
  year={2004},
  volume={35},
  pages={41-72}
}
  • A. Mayer
  • Published 2004
  • Sociology
  • Studies in History and Philosophy of Science
Abstract For the history of science the 1940s were a transformative decade, when salient scholars like Herbert Butterfield or Alexandre Koyre set out to shape postwar culture by promoting new standards for understanding science. Some years ago I placed these developments in a tradition of enduring arts–science tensions and the contemporary notion that previous, “scientistic”, historical practices needed to be confronted with disinterested codes of historical craft ( Mayer, 2000 ). Here, I want… Expand
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