Kuhn : Philosopher of Scientific Revolutions
In the booka s second half, Sharrock and Read provide excellent explications, defences and, where appropriate, criticisms of Kuhna s central concept of a incommensurabilitya , and tackle head on the crucial issue of whether Kuhna s insights concerning the natural sciences can be extrapolated to other disciplines, such as the social sciences. This is the first comprehensive introduction to the work of Kuhn and it will be of particular interest to students and scholars in philosophy, theory of science, management science and anthropology.
- Hardback | 248 pages
- 153.4 x 240.3 x 23.4mm | 480.82g
- 29 Oct 2002
- Polity Press
- Oxford, United Kingdom
- 1, black & white illustrations
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Sharrock and Read take the reader through Kuhn's work in acareful and accessible way, emphasizing Kuhn's detailed studies ofthe history of science, which often assist the understanding of hismore abstract philosophical work. These historical studies providevital insight into what Kuhn was actually trying to achieve in hisThe Structure of Scientific Revolutions an endeavour farless extreme than either his 'foes' or his'fans' claim. In the book's second half, Sharrock andRead provide excellent explications, defences and, whereappropriate, criticisms of Kuhn's central concept of'incommensurability', and tackle head on the crucialissue of whether Kuhn's insights concerning the natural sciencescan be extrapolated to other disciplines, such as the socialsciences.
This is the first comprehensive introduction to the work ofKuhn and it will be of particular interest to students and scholarsin philosophy, theory of science, management science andanthropology.
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