Historical Ontology

A Review of Historical Ontology

Author Info
Jeu-Jenq Yuann
Department of Philosophy, National Taiwan University, Taipei, Taiwan, ROC.

It is always difficult to review something which is broad in concept and rich in contents. Historical Ontology is certainly one of these. Therefore, what I am going to do in this review is both selective and deductive. I first select what according to me the most essential parts of the book, then deduce some ideas which appear to be in sequence to the parts I select. They of course do not form a systematic structure, but a very limited reflection on a book which is characterized by a collection of papers manifesting nonetheless an essential part of Hacking's philosophy.

Citation: 
Taiwanese Journal for Studies of Science, Technology and Medicine, Number 7
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