Why should I read histories of science?

@article{Erickson2010WhySI,
  title={Why should I read histories of science?},
  author={M. Erickson},
  journal={History of the Human Sciences},
  year={2010},
  volume={23},
  pages={68 - 91}
}
  • M. Erickson
  • Published 2010
  • Sociology
  • History of the Human Sciences
History of science is, we are told, an important subject for study. Its rise in recent years to become a ‘stand alone’ discipline has been mirrored by an expansion of popular history of science texts available in bookstores. Given this, it is perhaps surprising that little attention has been given to how history of science is written. This article attempts to do that through constructing a typology of histories of science based upon a consideration of audiences who read these texts and writers… Expand
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