Wray, KB. 2010. Philosophy of Science: What are the Key Journals in the Field?. ERKENNTNIS 72 (3): 423-430

David Wojick dwojick at HUGHES.NET
Mon May 3 09:53:48 EDT 2010

I agree with Wray's conclusion about historical study not being an 
important part of HPS. In the HPS subfield relatively shallow historical 
examples are there to support the philosophical theory being invoked or 
argued for, not to be studied. (My Ph.D is in HPS.) Nor is the "history of 
science in the making" or what is happening today in science an object of 
much study. This is unfortunate, as Philosophy of Science has a lot to 
offer the Science of Science.

David Wojick

At 08:55 PM 5/2/2010, Eugene Garfield wrote:
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>Wray, KB. 2010. Philosophy of Science: What are the Key Journals in the 
>ERKENNTNIS 72 (3): 423-430.
>Author Full Name(s): Wray, K. Brad
>Language: English
>Document Type: Article
>KeyWords Plus: HISTORY
>Abstract: By means of a citation analysis I aim to determine which scholarly
>journals are most important in the sub-field of philosophy of science. My
>analysis shows that the six most important journals in the sub-field are
>Philosophy of Science, British Journal for the Philosophy of Science, 
>Journal of
>Philosophy, Synthese, Studies in History and Philosophy of Science, and
>Erkenntnis. Given the data presented in this study, there is little 
>evidence that
>there is such a field as the history and philosophy of science (HPS). Rather,
>philosophy of science is most properly conceived of as a sub-field of
>Addresses: SUNY Coll Oswego, Dept Philosophy, Oswego, NY 13126 USA
>Reprint Address: Wray, KB, SUNY Coll Oswego, Dept Philosophy, 211 Campus
>Ctr, Oswego, NY 13126 USA.
>E-mail Address: kwray at oswego.edu
>ISSN: 0165-0106
>DOI: 10.1007/s10670-010-9214-6
>Fulltext: http://www.springerlink.com/content/331082203250l438/

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