The special section aims to emphasize the pivotal role of the history of science for pluralism. Instead of reverting to abstract speculation about an idealized conception of science and of scientific knowledge, the papers presented here draw decisive insights from the ways in which science was actually conducted. These insights open up new ways not only of seeing the past of these sciences but also, and more fundamentally, of shaping present and future science.
Thinking Crossroads: From Scientific Pluralism to Pluralist History of Science
Presentist History for Pluralist History of Science
Pluralizing Darwin: Making Counter-Factual History of Science Significant
Monist and Pluralist Approaches on Underdetermination: A Case Study in Evolutionary Microbiology