The Road since Structure: Philosophical Essays, 1970-1993, with an Autobiographical Interview / Edition 2

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Thomas Kuhn will undoubtedly be remembered primarily for The Structure of Scientific Revolutions, a book that introduced one of the most influential conceptions of scientific progress to emerge during the twentieth century. The Road since Structure, assembled with Kuhn's input before his death in 1996, follows the development of his thought through the later years of his life. Collected here are several essays extending and rethinking the perspectives of Structure as well as an extensive and revealing autobiographical interview.

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The Road Since Structure posthumously collects philosophical essays by Thomas Kuhn, the renowned philosopher and historian of science. Students of Kuhn will welcome the chance to follow the pathways he explored after the publication of his landmark study, The Structure of Scientific Revolutions, the most frequently cited academic work of the last 40 years. Here Structure's key concepts -- "scientific revolutions" and "paradigm shifts" and "incommensurability" -- are elaborated and qualified. These essays suggest why Structure spurred the intellectual thought of an entire generation. This book, with its moving concluding interview, which Kuhn granted only months before his death, is vital reading.
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Kuhn's title refers to his 1962 work, The Structure of Scientific Revolutions, which has become the most influential work of the last 50 years in the history and philosophy of science. The essays here have appeared in various edited works, journals, symposia, and conference proceedings, but now they are conveniently available in one volume. The essays fall into three groups, each arranged chronologically. The first shows the development of Kuhn's thought from 1980 through 1990, the second consists of his responses to criticisms of other philosophers, the last is a candid, highly interesting and informative interview Kuhn did a year before his death. Before he died in 1996, Kuhn asked his editors to omit material from a book he had been working on, which will be presented as a separate work-in-progress that is now being prepared for publication. Kuhn's work is central to the question of the relation of science and culture, but because of the technical nature of this issue, his new book will find its most appropriate place in academic collections.--Leon H. Brody, U.S. Office of Personnel Management Lib., Washington, DC Copyright 2000 Cahners Business Information.
Conant and Haugeland, both professors of philosophy at the University of Chicago, provide the most complete collection of Kuhn's thought since was published in 1962. Included are essays which refine the basic concepts set forth in , replies to critics, and an edited transcript of a tape-recorded three-day discussion between Kuhn and Aristides Baltas, Kostas Gavroglu, and Vassiliki Kindi. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780226457994
  • Publisher: University of Chicago Press
  • Publication date: 11/1/2002
  • Edition description: 1
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 336
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Meet the Author

James Conant, a professor of philosophy at the University of Chicago, is the editor of two books, including Hilary Putnam: Words and Life.

John Haugeland is a professor of philosophy at the University of Chicago, the author of two books, Having Thought and Artificial Intelligence, the Very Idea, and editor of two books, Mind Design and Mind Design II.

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Table of Contents

Foreword Jehane R. Kuhn
Editors' Introduction
1. What Are Scientific Revolutions?
2. Commensurability, Comparability, Communicability
3. Possible Worlds in History of Science
4. The Road since Structure
5. The Trouble with the Historical Philosophy of Science
6. Reflections on My Critics
7. Theory Change as Structure Change: Comments on the Sneed Formalism
8. Metaphor in Science
9. Rationality and Theory Choice
10. The Natural and Human Sciences
11. Afterword
Publications of Thomas S. Kuhn

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