Pigliucci on the future of Philosophy of Science

Massimo Pigliucci has a thoughtful post up on the future of the philosophy of science in which he sees a future

along three major lines of inquiry: as an independent discipline that studies scientific reasoning and practice; as a discipline contiguous to theoretical science; and as a crucial simultaneous watchdog and defender of science in the public arena.

In the last line of inquiry, he very much mirrors my thoughts about some of the things that history of science can bring to the table.