Description - The Cognitive Structure of Scientific Revolutions by Hanne Andersen
Thomas Kuhn's Structure of Scientific Revolutions became the most widely read book about science in the twentieth century. His terms 'paradigm' and 'scientific revolution' entered everyday speech, but they remain controversial. In the second half of the twentieth century, the new field of cognitive science combined empirical psychology, computer science, and neuroscience. In this book, the theories of concepts developed by cognitive scientists are used to evaluate and extend Kuhn's most influential ideas. Based on case studies of the Copernican revolution, the discovery of nuclear fission, and an elaboration of Kuhn's famous 'ducks and geese' example of concept learning, this volume, first published in 2006, offers accounts of the nature of normal and revolutionary science, the function of anomalies, and the nature of incommensurability.
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Author Biography - Hanne Andersen
Peter Barker is professor of history of science at the University of Oklahoma. Hanne Andersen is professor of medical philosophy and clinical theory at the University of Copenhagen. Xiang Chen is associate professor of philosophy at California Lutheran University.