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In one respect, a history of scientiﬁc objects reduces the gap between science and the history of science. It does so by recognizing the phenomenal objectivity of the topics on which scientists work. These topics present themselves as things out there that have nothing to do with the subjective life of the scientist. That sense of objectivity has to be respected by the historian. Certainly the targets of the scientist’s activity are objects, but that does not mean that they are necessarily natural objects that have no history.
Culture is not subject to the utilitarian calculus. The goods secured by commandments such as “you shall not commit murder” and “you shall not steal” are also common goods. We all beneﬁt from security of person and property, and an offence against one is taken as a threat to all. We might ask whether decomposable social goods and nondecomposable common goods are as mutually exclusive as I have portrayed them here. The analytic distinction is important, but it should not detract from a possible underlying identity.