Gooding (1985)

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Gooding, David. (1985) What is the History of Science? History Today website. Retrieved from

Title What is the History of Science?
Resource Type journal article
Author(s) David Gooding
Year 1985
Journal History Today website


The article is a collection of six essays by historians of science explaining their discipline. Gooding's contribution explains that historians of science are interested in the activities of scientific practitioners, the instruments and techniques they used to investigate nature, the ways they represented their findings and communicated them to others, the institutional arrangements they made to promote and finance science, and the development of their ideas and arguments as evidenced by their published works, manuscripts, and papers.