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Complementary Science—History and Philosophy of Science as a Continuation of Science by Other Means

Hasok Chang

in Inventing Temperature

Published in print July 2004 | ISBN: 9780195171273
Published online January 2005 | e-ISBN: 9780199835003 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/0195171276.003.0006

Series: Oxford Studies in the Philosophy of Science

 Complementary Science—History and Philosophy of Science as a Continuation of Science by Other Means

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This chapter presents an in-depth discussion of the aims and methods of complementary science. Complementary science is presented as a productive direction for the fields of history and philosophy of science, without denying the importance of other directions. It can trigger a decisive transformation in the nature of scientific knowledge by adding a body of knowledge that combines a reclamation of past science, renewed judgment on past and present science, and exploration of alternatives.

Keywords: complementary science; history; philosophy of science

Chapter.  8625 words. 

Subjects: Philosophy of Science

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