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Title: Philosophy, history and sociology of science: Interdisciplinary relations and complex social identities
Authors: Riesch, H
Keywords: History and philosophy of science;Sociology and philosophy of science;Interdisciplinarity;Social identity complexity
Issue Date: 2014
Citation: Studies in History and Philosophy of Science Part A, 48: 30 - 37, (December 2014)
Abstract: Sociology and philosophy of science have an uneasy relationship, while the marriage of history and philosophy of science has—on the surface at least—been more successful. I will take a sociological look at the history of the relationships between philosophy and history as well as philosophy and sociology of science. Interdisciplinary relations between these disciplines will be analysed through social identity complexity theory in order to draw out some conclusions on how the disciplines interact and how they might develop. I will use the relationships between the disciplines as a pointer for a more general social theory of interdisciplinarity which will then be used to sound a caution on how interdisciplinary relations between the three disciplines might be managed.
ISSN: 1879-2510
Appears in Collections:Dept of Social Sciences Media and Communications Research Papers

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