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The Essential Tension : Selected Studies in Scientific Tradition and Change - Thomas S. Kuhn

The Essential Tension

Selected Studies in Scientific Tradition and Change

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Published: 1st January 1977
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"Kuhn has the unmistakable address of a man, who, so far from wanting to score points, is anxious above all else to get at the truth of matters."--Sir Peter Medawar, "Nature"

Preface
Historiographic Studies
The Relations between the History and the Philosophy of Science
Concepts of Cause in the Development of Physics
Mathematical versus Experimental Traditions in the Development of Physical Science
Energy Conservation as an Example of Simultaneous Discovery
The History of Science
The Relations between History and the History of Science
Metahistorical Studies
The Historical Structure of Scientific Discovery
The Function of Measurement in Modern Physical Science
The Essential Tension: Tradition and Innovation in Scientific Research?
A Function for Thought Experiments
Logic of Discovery or Psychology of Research
Second Thoughts on Paradigms
Objectivity, Value Judgment, and Theory Choice
Comment on the Relations of Science and Art
Index
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ISBN: 9780226458069
ISBN-10: 0226458067
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 390
Published: 1st January 1977
Publisher: The University of Chicago Press
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 21.5 x 14.0  x 1.91
Weight (kg): 0.45
Edition Type: New edition