Kuhn: Philosopher of Scientific Revolutions / Edition 1

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This is the first comprehensive introduction to the work of Kuhn and it will be of particular interest to students and scholars in philosophy, theory of science, management science and anthropology.
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"As Thomas Kuhn indicated in the first sentence of his great book, The Structure of Scientific Revolutions, his aim was to “produce a decisive transformation in the image of science by which we are now possessed”. Unfortunately, many of Kuhn's readers have been possessed by a distorted image of Kuhn's own position, and so failed to appreciate the signal contribution he made to our understanding of scientific practice. Sharrock and Read aim to do for our image of Kuhn what Kuhn did for our image of science. They succeed brilliantly, giving a wonderfully insightful and nuanced account of what Kuhn was up to and what he achieved." Peter Lipton, University of Cambridge
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780745619286
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 10/30/2002
  • Series: Key Contemporary Thinkers Series
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 248
  • Product dimensions: 6.29 (w) x 9.31 (h) x 0.92 (d)

Meet the Author

Wes Sharrock is Reader in Sociology at the University of Manchester and Rupert Read is Lecturer in Philosophy at the University of East Anglia

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Table of Contents

Abbreviations for Kuhn's Works
Introduction: The Legendary Thomas Kuhn 1
Pt. I Exposition 23
1 The Structure of Scientific Revolutions 25
2 The Historical Case Studies 69
Pt. II Critical Issues 97
3 Kuhn and the Methodologists of Science 99
Philosophy of Natural Science 99
Philosophy of Social Science 126
4 Incommensurability 1: Relativism about Truth and Meaning 140
5 Incommensurability 2: World Changes 172
Conclusion: The Unresolved Tension 199
Notes 212
Bibliography 225
Index 229
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