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Contemporary Philosophy in Focus : Thomas Kuhn - Thomas Nickles

Contemporary Philosophy in Focus

Thomas Kuhn

By: Thomas Nickles (Editor)


Published: 20th February 2003
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Thomas Kuhn (1922-1996), the author of The Structure of Scientific Revolutions, is probably the best-known and most influential historian and philosopher of science of the last 25 years, and has become something of a cultural icon. His concepts of paradigm, paradigm change and incommensurability have changed our thinking about science. This volume offers an introduction to Kuhn's life and work and considers the implications of his work for philosophy, cognitive psychology, social studies of science and feminism. More than a retrospective on Kuhn, the book explores future developments of cognitive and information services along Kuhnian lines. Outside of philosophy the volume is of interest to professionals and students in cognitive science, history of science, science studies and cultural studies. Thomas Nickles is Professor of Philosophy and Chair at the University of Nevada, Reno. He is editor of Scientific Discovery, Logic, and Rationality and Scientific Discovery: Case Studies (both Reidel, 1980). Nickles is co-editor of PSA 1982 (The Philosophy of Science Association Proceedings).

"Serious students and regulars of philosophy of science, history of science, psychology, and cultural and social studies, will find much in this volume to rouse revolutions in thought." Journal of the History of the Behavioral Sciences "Nickles has given us an interesting and stimulating volume." Metapsychology

Kuhn and logical empiricism
Thomas Kuhn and French philosophy of science
Normal science and dogmatism, paradigms and progress: Kuhn 'versus' Popper and Lakatos
Kuhn's philosophy of science practice
Thomas Kuhn and the problem of social order in science
Normal science: from logic to case-based and model-based reasoning
Kuhn, conceptual change, and cognitive science
Kuhn on concepts and categorization
Kuhn's world changes
Does The Structure of Scientific Revolutions permit a feminist revolution in science?
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ISBN: 9780521796484
ISBN-10: 0521796482
Series: Contemporary Philosophy in Focus
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 312
Published: 20th February 2003
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.3 x 15.3  x 2.0
Weight (kg): 0.43