Thomas Kuhn: A Philosophical History for Our Times / Edition 2

Thomas Kuhn: A Philosophical History for Our Times / Edition 2

by Steve Fuller
     
 


Thomas Kuhn's The Structure of Scientific Revolutions is one of the best-known and most influential books of the twentieth century. But were Kuhn's ideas as revolutionary as the conventional wisdom holds? Steve Fuller argues that Kuhn advocated what was actually a profoundly conservative view of science and how one ought to study its history-a view FullerSee more details below

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Thomas Kuhn's The Structure of Scientific Revolutions is one of the best-known and most influential books of the twentieth century. But were Kuhn's ideas as revolutionary as the conventional wisdom holds? Steve Fuller argues that Kuhn advocated what was actually a profoundly conservative view of science and how one ought to study its history-a view Fuller charges helped usher in the "Science Wars" and stifle much innovative research.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780226268965
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
Publication date:
12/28/2001
Edition description:
1
Pages:
490
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.00(d)

Table of Contents

Preface: Being There with Thomas Kuhn
Introduction
I. The Pilgrimage from Plato to NATO
Episodes in Enbushelment
II. The Last Time Scientists Struggled for the Soul of Science
III. The Politics of the Scientific Image in the Age of Conant
IV. From Conant's Education Strategy to Kuhn's Research Strategy
V. How Kuhn Unwittingly Saved Social Science from a Radical Future
VI. The World Not Well Lost
Philosophy after Kuhn
VII. Kuhnification as Ritualized Political Impotence
The Hidden History of Science Studies
VIII. Conclusions
References
Index

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