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Quotation by Imre Lakatos
Philosophy of science without history of science is empty; history of science without philosophy of science is blind.
Imre Lakatos (1922–1974), Hungarian philosopher of science. repr. Scientific Revolutions, pp. 107-127, ed. I. Hacking. "History of Science and its Rational Reconstructions," (1970).
Evocative, of course, of Kant: "Concepts without percepts are empty, percepts without concepts are blind." (Critique of Pure Reason, A 51/B 75).
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