For several years, I’ve taught a course on historical epistemology that emphasizes its roots in French history and philosophy of science (especially the work of Gaston Bachelard, Georges Canguilhem, and Michel Foucault). Recently, because of my work on expertise & democracy and virtue theory in science, I’ve become interested in using insights from both historical epistemology and “practice theory” (a loose conglomeration of approaches from sociology and philosophy) to inform historical analysis.

“Historical Epistemology & the History of Economics: A View Through the Lens of Practice.” Research in the History of Economic Thought and Methodology 35A (2017): 113–45. (Accepted version here.

Hicks, Daniel J., and Thomas A. Stapleford. “The Virtues of Scientific Practice: MacIntyre, Virtue Ethics, and the Historiography of Science.” Isis: Journal of the History of Science Society 107, no. 3 (2016): 449–72. https://doi.org/10.1086/688346.