Место Александра Койре в историографии науки XX в.
Thomas Kuhn has noted that Alexandre Koyré accomplished the local «scientific revolution» by changing the character of the historiography of science. However he should be merited not only by the novelty of approach to the scientific revolution of the 17th century but also by his capacity to mediate between the continental philosophy of the beginning of the 20th century which treated the scientific revolution as a philosophical and the community of professional historians of science which at that time looked for the grounds of consolidation. Koyré was convinced that science is unconceivable without philosophy, since it presupposes an ontological interpretation of its object. This conviction allowed him to present a new approach to the history of science, and focus on the method of conceptual analysis aiming at the search of the philosophical presuppositions of scientific theories. Thereby Koyre related the history of science to the history of ideas and brought it closer to hermeneutics.