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Historiography of the History of Science
Selected Bibliography - Robert A. Hatch

Whiggism in the History of Science 

G. Buchdahl. 'On the Presuppositions of Historians of Science,' Review of Dijksterhuis' 'The Mechanization of the World'. History of Science 1 (1962): 67-777. 

Herbert Butterfield. The Whig Interpretation of History. New York: 1965. [First publication 1931.] 

J.R. Ravetz. 'Popularizing Dead Science.' Essay Review of A.E.e. MacKenzie's 'The Major Achievements of Science' and Klemm's 'A History of Western Technology.' History of Science 1 (1962): 103-7. 

A.W. Thackray. Review of Ihde's 'The Development of Modern Chemistry.' History of Science 5 (1966): 124-34. 



T.S. Kuhn: Scientific Progress by Revolution

John C. Greene. 'The Kuhnian Paradigm and the Darwinian Revolution.' 'Perspectives in the History of Science and Technology. Ed. Duane H.D. Roller. 3-37. 

Thomas S. Kuhn. The Structure of Scientific Revolutions. 2nd ed. Chicago: 1972. 

Thomas S. Kuhn. 'The Relations between History and History of Science.' Daedalus (Spring 1971): 271-304. 

Imre Lakatos and Alan Musgrave, eds. Criticism and the Growth of Knowledge. Cambridge: 1970. 

Ernest Mayr. 'The Nature of the Darwinian Revolution.' Science 176 (1972): 981-89. [Argument against Kuhn's model.] 



Historiographies of Science, Miscellaneous

Joseph Agassi. Towards An Historiography of Science. The Hague: 1963. 

Gerd Buchdahl. 'Inward Nature versus Objectivity.' Essay Review of Gillispie's 'The Edge of Objectivity.' History of Science 1 (1962): 90-95. 

Gerd Buchdahl. 'A Revolution in Historiography of Science.' History of Science 4 (1965): 55-69. [Comments on Kuhn's book and on Joseph Agassi's 'Toward an Historiography of Science.'] 

Walter F. Cannon. 'P.S. If I Find Out What Trugh is, I'll Drop You a Line.' Smithsonian Journal of History 2 (1967): 1-24. 

A. Hunter Dupree. 'The History of American Science, A Field Finds Itself.' American Historical Review (April 1966): 863-74. 

Roger Hahn. 'Reflections on the History of Science.' Journal of the History of Philosophy 3 (1965): 235-42. 

A Rupert Hall. 'Merton Revisited.' History of Science 2 (1963): 1-16. 

A. Rupert Hall. 'Essay Review: The 1969 Oklahoma Symposium.' Perspectives in the History of Science and Technology. University of Oklahoma Press, 1981; History of Science 11 (1973): 124-29. 

S. Lilley. 'Cause and Effect in the History of Science.' Centaurus 3 (1953): 59. 

S. Lilley. 'Social Aspects of the History of Science.' Arch. Int. d'hist. sci. 2 (1949): 376-443. 

Arnold Thackray and Robert K. Merton. 'On Discipline Building: The Paradoxes of George Sarton.' Isis 63 (1972): 473-95. 

L. Pearce Williams. 'The Historiography of Victorian Science.' Victorian Studies (March 1966). 



The Nature of Scientific Thought

Ralph M. Blake, Curt J. Ducasse and Edward H. Madden. Theories of Scientific Method: The Renaissance Through the Nineteenth Century. University of Washington Press, 1960. 

Boruch Brody and Nicholas Capaldi, eds. Science: Men, Methods, Goals. A Reader: Methods of Physical Science. New York: 1968. 

Robert E. Butt, ed. William Whewell's Theory of Scientific Knowledge. Pittsburgh: University of Pittsburgh Press, 1969. [Rev. Isis 64 (1973): 271-2. 

Ronald N. Giere and Richard S. Westfall, eds. Foundations of Scientific Method: The Nineteenth Century. Indiana University Press, 1972. 

J.T. Davies. The Scientific Approach. New York: 1965, 2nd ed., 1973. 

Peter Brian Medawar. Induction and Intuition in Scientific Thought. American Philosophical Society, 1969. 

John E. Smith. 'History of Science and the Ideal of Scientific Objectivity.' Revue Int. Phil 26 (1972): 172-86. 

Stephen Toulmin. Human Understanding

C. Truesdell. 'Is there a Philosophy of Science?' Centaurus 17 (1973): 143-72. [Essay-Review of Medawar's Induction and Intuition.] 

Colin Murray Turbayne. The Myth of Metaphor. Yale University Press, 1962. Paperback ed. University of South Carolina Press, 1971. 

J.H. van't Hoff. 'Imagination in Science.' Trans. and annotated by G.F. Springer. Berlin: 1967. 

Edgar Zilsel. 'The Genesis of the Concept of Physical Law.' Philosophical Review 51 (1942): 245-79.



The Nature of the History of Science

Joseph Agassi. Towards an Historiography of Science. The Hague: 1963. 
Reviews: 
1. Gerd Buchdahl in History of Science 4: 55-69. 
2. W.A. Smeaton in Annals of Science (1962): 125-27. 
3. Safford Finlay. Ibid., 127-29. 
4. C.S. Gillespie. Isis 55 (1964): 97-9. 
5. L.P. Williams. Arch. Int.... 16 (1963): 437. 

Gerd Buchdahl. 'Inward Nature versus Objectivity.' Essay Review of Gillispie's 'The Edge of Objectivity.' History of Science 1 (1962): 90-5. 

Gerd Buchdahl. 'A Revolution in Historiography of Science.' History of Science 4 (1965): 55-69. 

Joseph T. Clark, S.J. 'The Philosophy of Science and the History of Science.' Critical Problems in the History of Science. Madison: 1959. 103-40. 

Allen G. Debus. 'The History of Chemistry and the History of Science.' Ambix 18 (1971): 169-77. 

Allen G. Debus. 'The Relationship of Science--History to the History of Science.' Journal of Chemical Education 48 (1971): 804-5. 

A. Hunter Dupree. 'The History of American Science: A Field Finds Itself.' American Historical Review (April 1966): 863-74. 

Henry Guerlac. 'Some Historical Assumptions of the History of Science.' Scientific Change. Ed. A.C. Crombie. London: 1963. 797-812. 

Roger Hahn. 'Reflections on the History of Science.' Journal of the History of Philosophy 3 (1965): 235-42. 

Thomas S. Kuhn. 'History of Science.' International Encyclopedia of the Social Sciences. Vol XIV. New York: 1968. 74-83. 



Intellectual History

Felix Gilbert. 'Intellectual History: Its Aims and Methods.' Daedalus (Winter 1971): 80-97. 

Leonard Krieger. 'The Autonomy of Intellectual History.' 

Arthur O. Lovejoy. Essays in the History of Ideas. New York: 1955. 

Arthur O. Lovejoy. 'The Study of the History of Ideas.' Great Chain of Being

Quentin Skinner. 'Meaning and Understanding in the History of Ideas.' History and Theory 8 (1969): 3-53. 



Psychological History

Robert Coles. 'Shrinking History -- Part One.' NY Review of Books 1 (March 1973). 

Howard E. Gruber. Darwin on Man: A Psychological Study of Scientific Creativity. Dutton, 1974. (Containing Darwin's early notebooks, with intro by Jean Piaget.) 

Frank E. Manuel. A Portrait of Isaac Newton. Harvard UP, 1968. 
1. Richard S. Westfall. Science 164 (1969): 670-72. 
2. P.M Rattansi. NY Review of Books (April 10, 1969). 
3. Philip Morrison. Scientific American (Feb 1969). 

Frank W. Manuel. 'The Use and Abuse of Psychology in History.' Daedalus (Winter 1971): 187-213. 

Bruce Mazlish, ed. Psychoanalysis and History. New York: 1971. [1st ed. 1963.] 

J.E. McGuire. 'Newton and the Demonic Forces: Some Current Problems and Approaches in the History of Science.' History of Science 11 (1973): 21-48. 

Barbara Tuchman. 'Can History Use Freud?' Atlantic Monthly (February 1967). 



The Social History of Science

Daniel Bell. 'Technology, Nature and Society: The Vicissitudes of Three World Views and the Confusion of Realms.' American Scholar 42 (1973): 385-404. 

Joseph-Ben-David. The Scientists' Role in Society: A Comparative Study. Englewood Cliffs, 1971. 

Diana Crane. Invisible Colleges. University of Chicago Press, 1972. 

Michel Foucault. Words and Things [Les mots et les choses] New York: 1970. [Paris: 1966] 
Reviews: 
1. John C. Greene. Social Science Information (August 1967). 
2. James L. Larson. Isis 64 (1973): 246-47. 

Warren O. Hagstrom. The Scientific Community. [The chapter on the history of science.] 

Rupert Hall. 'Merton Revisited.' History of Science 2 (1963): 1-16. 

Robert L. Heilbroner. An Inquiry into the Human Prospect. New York: W.W. Norton, 1974. 

B. Hessen. 'The Social and Economic Roots of Newton's Principia.' Science at the Crossroads. 151-212. [Soviet contributions to the IId International Congress for the History of Science and Technology, 1931.] 

H. Stuart Hughes. Consciousness and Society. New York: Knopf, 1958. 

H. Stuart Hughes. 'The Historian and the Social Scientist.' American Historical Review 66 (1960): 20-46. 

S. Lilley. 'Social Aspects of the History of Science.' Arch. Int d'hist. sci. 2 (1949): 376-443. 

Steven Shapen and Arnol Thackray. 'Prosopography as a Research Tool in History of Science: The British Scientific Community 1700-1900.' History of Science 12 (1974): 1-28. 

Lawrence Stone. 'Prosopography.' Daedalus (Winter (1971): 46-79. 

R.M. Young. 'Malthus and the Evolutionists: The Common Context of Biological and Social Theory.' Past and Present 43 (1969): 109-45. 

J.M. Ziman. Public Knowledge: An Essay Concerning the Social Dimension of Science. New York: Cambridge UP (paper). Review Science 164 (1969): 669-70. 

  
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