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Kuhn's intellectual path : charting The structure of scientific revolutions

Kuhn's intellectual path : charting The structure of scientific revolutions / K. Brad Wray.
9781009057882 (ebook)
9781316512173 (hardback)
9781009060844 (paperback)
Cambridge ; New York, NY : Cambridge University Press, 2021.
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Thomas Kuhn's The Structure of Scientific Revolutions offers an insightful and engaging theory of science that speaks to scholars across many disciplines. Though initially widely misunderstood, it had a profound impact on the way intellectuals and educated laypeople thought about science. K. Brad Wray traces the influences on Kuhn as he wrote Structure, including his 'Aristotle epiphany', his interactions, and his studies of the history of chemistry. Wray then considers the impact of Structure on the social sciences, on the history of science, and on the philosophy of science, where the problem of theory change has set the terms of contemporary realism/anti-realism debates. He examines Kuhn's frustrations with the Strong Programme sociologists' appropriations of his views, and debunks several popular claims about what influenced Kuhn as he wrote Structure. His book is a rich and comprehensive assessment of one of the most influential works in the modern sciences.
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What did Aristotle teach Kuhn?
The influence of James B. Conant
Kuhn and the history of chemistry
Kuhn and the logical positivists
Kuhn's influence on the social sciences
The elephant in the room : the sociology of scientific knowledge
Copenhagen, 1962-1963 : a return to the history of science
Structure, historicism and the history of science
Squeals of outrage from philosophers
Kuhn and the contemporary realism/anti-realism debates
Kuhn's career, post-Structure.

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