Gregory B. Moynahan


Bard College, Annandale, NY

Anneleise Maier's [1905-1971] Philosophy and History of Science

Anneleise Maier [1905-1971] was one of the most important and influential historians of medieval science of the twentieth century, but her innovative work is singular, I will argue, in that it developed fairly directly from her philosophical studies, notably her 1930 dissertation Kants Qualit├Ątskatagorien. In this talk, I will examine the connections between Maier's neo-Kantian philosophy and her understanding of both medieval natural philosophy and the meaning of historiography more generally.