World Changes: Thomas Kuhn and the Nature of Science (A Bradford Book)

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Thomas Kuhn is perhaps the most widely known and influential philosopher of science of our time. Inspired by his contributions, these twelve original essays address central aspects of Kuhn's thoughtThomas Kuhn is perhaps the most widely known and influential philosopher of science of our time. His book The Structure of Scientific Revolutions called into question such central notions of scientific method as the concept of absolute truth, the observation/theory distinction, the determinate rationality of theory choice, and the normative function of philosophy of science. Kuhn's critique turned several fields upside down and continues to be read and debated not only by philosophers and historians of science but also by many practicing scientists. Inspired by his contributions, these twelve original essays address central aspects of Kuhn's thought. Most of the essays are philosophical, four are primarily historical, and one, by Kuhn himself, responds to issues raised in the other essays.

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""World Changes "touches many facets of Kuhn's legacy . . . a wide-ranging book that offers interesting reading for the historian as well as the philosopher."
"--Erkenntnis"

" World Changes "touches many facets of Kuhn's legacy . . . a wide-ranging book that offers interesting reading for the historian as well as the philosopher.
" Erkenntnis""

Magnificent. A splendid volume with state-of-the-art philosophical and historical pieces. Highly recommended.
British Journal for the Philosophy of Science"

The essays are fascinating and make visible, blow by blow, the evolving discussion of the nature of science.
Leonardo"

World Changes touches many facets of Kuhn's legacy . . . a wide-ranging book that offers interesting reading for the historian as well as the philosopher.
Erkenntnis"

-World Changes touches many facets of Kuhn's legacy . . . a wide-ranging book that offers interesting reading for the historian as well as the philosopher.-
--Erkenntnis

"Magnificent. A splendid volume with state-of-the-art philosophical and historical pieces. Highly recommended."
--British Journal for the Philosophy of Science

"The essays are fascinating and make visible, blow by blow, the evolving discussion of the nature of science."
--Leonardo

"World Changes touches many facets of Kuhn's legacy . . . a wide-ranging book that offers interesting reading for the historian as well as the philosopher."
--Erkenntnis

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Thomas Kuhn's book "The Structure of Scientific Revolution" called into question such central notions of good science as the concept of absolute truth, the observation/theory distinction, the determinacy of rational choice and the normative function of philosophy of science, and replaced these with a more historically accurate model of scientific change. Kuhn's critique turned several fields upside down and continues to be read and debated not only by philosophers and historians of science but also by great numbers of practicing scientists. Inspired by his contributions, each of these 12 original essays addresses a central aspect of Kuhn's thought. Several of the essays are mainly philosophical, four are primarily historical, and one, by Kuhn himself, responds to issues raised in the other essays.

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