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Criticism and the Growth of Knowledge: Volume 4 : Proceedings of the International Colloquium in the Philosophy of Science, London, 1965 - Imre Lakatos

Criticism and the Growth of Knowledge: Volume 4

Proceedings of the International Colloquium in the Philosophy of Science, London, 1965

By: Imre Lakatos (Editor), Professor Alan Musgrave (Editor)

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Published: 1st November 1970
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Two books have been particularly influential in contemporary philosophy of science: Karl R. Popper's Logic of Scientific Discovery, and Thomas S. Kuhn's Structure of Scientific Revolutions. Both agree upon the importance of revolutions in science, but differ about the role of criticism in science's revolutionary growth. This volume arose out of a symposium on Kuhn's work, with Popper in the chair, at an international colloquium held in London in 1965. The book begins with Kuhn's statement of his position followed by seven essays offering criticism and analysis, and finally by Kuhn's reply. The book will interest senior undergraduates and graduate students of the philosophy and history of science, as well as professional philosophers, philosophically inclined scientists, and some psychologists and sociologists.

'An interesting and valuable collection of papers.' Nature 'This book is a fascinating example of philosophical debate about issues which should interest any historian of science concerned with scientific method and the philosophy of scientific change.' Philosophy of Science

Preface
Note on the third impression
Logic of discovery of psychology of researchn++
Against 'Normal Science'
Does the distinction between normal and revolutionary science hold watern++
Normal science, scientific revolutions and the history of science
Normal science and its dangers
The nature of a paradigm Margaret Masterman
Falsification and the methodology of scientific research programmes
Consolations for the specialist
Reflections on my critics
Index
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ISBN: 9780521096232
ISBN-10: 0521096235
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 292
Published: 1st November 1970
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.8 x 15.2  x 1.6
Weight (kg): 0.42