Igor Kaufman


St. Petersburg State University

Forming the historical approach in philosophy of science in the Western and USSR scholarly communities

In my paper I aim to to study various scholarly approaches, which were developed in the USSR and in the West, to establish historical approaches in philosophy or methodology of science as a specific discipline. My special topic is Western and Soviet attitudes to both the “Classical” approaches to the philosophy of science and to the projects that we tend now to label as the Social Studies of Science broadly conceived.