Relationships between scientific researchers and the economy

  • Santiago M. López
    Universidad de Salamanca slopez[at]
  • David Edgerton
    Imperial College


This paper argues that taking the economy seriously in histories of science could not only extend the range of activities studied but also change, often quite radically our understanding of well-known cases and instances about the scientific novelty generation in twentieth-century science. It shows how scientific intellectuals and historians of science have followed the money as a means of critique of particular forms of science, as a critique of particular conceptions of science. It suggests the need to go further, to a much broader implicit definition of what constitutes science, one which implies a criticism of much history of twentieth-century science, for defining it implicitly and inappropriately in very restrictive ways.
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López, S. M., & Edgerton, D. (2011). Relationships between scientific researchers and the economy. ArtefaCToS. Revista De Estudios Sobre La Ciencia Y La tecnología, 4, 3–17. Retrieved from


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Author Biographies

Santiago M. López

Universidad de Salamanca
Instituto Universitario de Estudios de la Ciencia y la Tecnología. Residencia Universitaria "Colegio de Oviedo". Universidad de Salamanca. C/ Alfonso X, s/n. Campus Miguel de Unamuno - 37007 Salamanca (España)

David Edgerton

Imperial College
The Centre for the History of Science, Technology and Medicine (CHoSTM) Imperial College London,South Kensington Campus, London SW7 2AZ (Reino Unido)