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9780226457994

The Road Since Structure

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  • ISBN13:

    9780226457994

  • ISBN10:

    0226457990

  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2002-11-01
  • Publisher: Univ of Chicago Pr

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Summary

Thomas Kuhn will undoubtedly be remembered primarily forThe Structure of Scientific Revolutions, a book that introduced one of the most influential conceptions of scientific progress to emerge during the twentieth century.The Road since Structure, assembled with Kuhn's input before his death in 1996, follows the development of his thought through the later years of his life. Collected here are several essays extending and rethinking the perspectives ofStructureas well as an extensive and revealing autobiographical interview.

Author Biography

James Conant, a professor of philosophy at the University of Chicago, is the editor of two books, including Hilary Putnam: Words and Life.

John Haugeland is a professor of philosophy at the University of Chicago, the author of two books, Having Thought and Artificial Intelligence, the Very Idea, and editor of two books, Mind Design and Mind Design II.

Table of Contents

Forewordp. vii
Editors' Introductionp. 1
Reconceiving Scientific Revolutionsp. 11
What Are Scientific Revolutions?p. 13
Commensurability, Comparability, Communicabilityp. 33
Possible Worlds in History of Sciencep. 58
The Road since Structurep. 90
The Trouble with the Historical Philosophy of Sciencep. 105
Comments and Repliesp. 121
Reflections on My Criticsp. 123
Theory Change as Structure Change: Comments on the Sneed Formalismp. 176
Metaphor in Sciencep. 196
Rationality and Theory Choicep. 208
The Natural and the Human Sciencesp. 216
Afterwordsp. 224
A Discussion with Thomas S. Kuhnp. 253
Publications of Thomas S. Kuhnp. 325
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