, Volume 21, Issue 1, pp 41–57 | Cite as

Historiography in a metaphysical mode

John G. McEvoy: The historiography of the chemical revolution: Patterns of interpretation in the history of science. London: Pickering and Chatto, 2010, xiii+328pp, £60.00, $99.00 HB
  • Bernadette Bensaude-Vincent
  • Jan Golinski
  • Lissa L. Roberts
  • John McEvoy
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Bernadette Bensaude-Vincent
    • 1
  • Jan Golinski
    • 2
  • Lissa L. Roberts
    • 3
  • John McEvoy
    • 4
  1. 1.CETCOPRA/Université Paris 1-Panthéon-SorbonneParis Cedex05France
  2. 2.Department of HistoryUniversity of New HampshireDurhamUSA
  3. 3.Department of Science, Technology and Policy Studies (STePS)University of TwenteEnschedeThe Netherlands
  4. 4.Department of PhilosophyUniversity of CincinnatiCincinnatiUSA

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