De Davos a Cerisy-La-Salle. Alberto Fragio

Historical epistemology is a very recent movement in the history and philosophy of science, whose origins date back to the last decades of the 20th century and the beginning of the 21st century. This philosophical and historiographical approach is characterized by its emphasis on the historicity of key modern-day epistemological references, like ‘objectivity’, ‘demonstration’ or ‘explanation’, whilst simultaneously stipulating that the history of science is not so much about the evolution of varying theoretical concepts around immutable scientific objects as it is about the temporal and local variability that scientific knowledge and practice can create. This research aims to serve as an introduction to the principal themes and the specific problems of contemporary historical epistemology.