Reconstructing Scientific Revolutions by Paul Hoyningen-Huene
Look inside with Google Book Preview
Reconstructing Scientific Revolutions
By Paul Hoyningen-Huene

Reconstructing Scientific Revolutions

Thomas S.Kuhn's Philosophy of Science New edition

By (author) See other recent books by Paul Hoyningen-Huene
Translated by Alexander T. Levine See other recent books by Alexander T. Levine
Format: Paperback

Normal Price: $57.95
Your Price: $52.16 AUD, inc. GST
Shipping: $7.95 per order
You Save: $5.80! (10% off normal price)
Plus...earn $2.61 in Boomerang Bucks
Availability: Available Available to Backorder, No Due Date for Supply

Reconstructing Scientific Revolutions by Paul Hoyningen-Huene

Book Description

Few philosophers of science have influenced as many readers as Thomas S. Kuhn. Yet no comprehensive study of his ideas has existed-until now. In this volume, Paul Hoyningen-Huene examines Kuhn's work over four decades, from the days before "The Structure of Scientific Revolutions" to the present, and puts Kuhn's philosophical development in a historical framework. Scholars from disciplines as diverse as political science and art history have offered widely differing interpretations of Kuhn's ideas, appropriating his notions of paradigm shifts and revolutions to fit their own theories, however imperfectly. Hoyningen-Huene does not merely offer another interpretation-he brings Kuhn's work into focus with rigorous philosophical analysis. Through extended discussions with Kuhn and an encyclopedic reading of his work, Hoyningen-Huene looks at the problems and justifications of his claims and determines how his theories might be expanded. Most significantly, he discovers that "The Structure of Scientific Revolutions" can be understood only with reference to the historiographic foundation of Kuhn's philosophy. Discussing the concepts of paradigms, paradigm shifts, normal science, and scientific revolutions, Hoyningen-Huene traces their evolution to Kuhn's experience as a historian of contemporary science. From here, Hoyningen-Huene examines Kuhn's well-known thesis that scientists on opposite sides of a revolutionary divide "work in different worlds," explaining Kuhn's notion of a world-change during a scientific revolution. He even considers Kuhn's most controversial claims-his attack on the distinction between the contexts of discovery and justification and his notion of incommensurability-addressing both criticisms and defenses of these ideas. Destined to become the authoritative philosophical study of Kuhn's work, "Reconstructing Scientific Revolutions" both enriches our understanding of Kuhn and provides powerful interpretive tools for bridging Continental and Anglo-American philosophical traditions.

Buy Reconstructing Scientific Revolutions book by Paul Hoyningen-Huene from Australia's Online Bookstore, Boomerang Books.

Book Details

ISBN: 9780226355511
ISBN-10: 0226355519
Format: Paperback
(230mm x 150mm x 19mm)
Pages: 330
Imprint: University of Chicago Press
Publisher: The University of Chicago Press
Publish Date: 1-Mar-1993
Country of Publication: United States

Other Editions...

Books By Author Paul Hoyningen-Huene

Systematicity by Paul Hoyningen-Huene Systematicity, Paperback (January 2016)

In Systematicity, Paul Hoyningen-Huene answers the question "What is science?" by proposing that scientific knowledge is primarily distinguished from other forms of knowledge, especially from everyday knowledge, by being more systematic.

» View all books by Paul Hoyningen-Huene


» Have you read this book? We'd like to know what you think about it - write a review about Reconstructing Scientific Revolutions book by Paul Hoyningen-Huene and you'll earn 50c in Boomerang Bucks loyalty dollars (you must be a member - it's free to sign up!)

Write a book review

Boomerang Bucks close

For every $20 you spend on books, you will receive $1 in Boomerang Bucks loyalty dollars. You can use your Boomerang Bucks as a credit towards a future purchase from Boomerang Books. Note that you must be a Member (free to sign up) and that conditions do apply.

Recent books by Paul Hoyningen-Huene close
Systematicity by Paul Hoyningen-Huene
Recent books by Alexander T. Levine close
Reconstructing Scientific Revolutions by Alexander T. Levine
» close