Some Historiographical Tools for the Study of Intellectual Legacies

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Article: article from journal or magazin.
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Title
Some Historiographical Tools for the Study of Intellectual Legacies
Journal
Studies in History and Philosophy of Science
Author(s)
Allisson François, Missemer Antoine
ISSN
0039-3681
Publication state
Published
Issued date
12/2020
Peer-reviewed
Oui
Volume
84
Pages
132-141
Language
english
Abstract
Intellectual legacies are part of historians’ concerns, when they study the evolution of ideas. There are, however, no guidelines to help characterize the reception of intellectual legacies. This article provides preliminary tools to fill this gap, with a typology (faithful, formal, substantial legacies), and with two criteria to assess the conformity between the heir’s and her inspirer’s proposals. The objective is not to judge the legitimacy of this or that reception, but to facilitate its characterization, for a better understanding of the transmission of ideas. One case study from the history of economic thought, Nicholas Georgescu-Roegen’s bioeconomics and its legacies, is provided to illustrate the operability of the toolbox.
Keywords
intellectual legacy, historiography, economic thought, Georgescu-Roegen, bioeconomics, ecological economics
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