|aCambridge, U.K. :|bCambridge University Press,|c2003.
|axiii, 298 p. :|bill. ;|c24 cm.
|aContemporary philosophy in focus
|aIncludes bibliographical references (p. 282-284) and index.
|tKuhn and logical empiricism /|rMichael Friedman --|tThomas Kuhn and French philosophy of science /|rGary Gutting --|tNormal science and dogmatism, paradigms and progress: Kuhn 'versus' Popper and Lakatos /|rJohn Worrall --|tKuhn's philosophy of science practice /|rJoseph Rouse --|tThomas Kuhn and the problem of social order in science /|rBarry Barnes --|tNormal science: from logic to case-based and model-based reasoning /|rThomas Nickles --|tKuhn, conceptual change, and cognitive science /|rNancy J. Nersessian --|tKuhn on concepts and categorization /|rPeter Barker, Xiang Chen and Hanne Andersen --|tKuhn's world changes /|rRichard E. Grandy --|tDoes The Structure of Scientific Revolutions permit a feminist revolution in science? /|rHelen Longino.
|aKuhn, Thomas S.
|3Table of contents|uhttp://www.loc.gov/catdir/toc/cam025/2002022278.html
Thomas Kuhn (1922-1996), the author of The Structure of Scientific Revolutions, is probably the best-known and most influential historian and philosopher of science of the last 25 years, and has become something of a cultural icon. His concepts of paradigm, paradigm change and incommensurability have changed our thinking about science. This volume offers an introduction to Kuhn's life and work and considers the implications of his work for philosophy, cognitive psychology, social studies of science and feminism. More than a retrospective on Kuhn, the book explores future developments of cognitive and information services along Kuhnian lines. Outside of philosophy the volume is of interest to professionals and students in cognitive science, history of science, science studies and cultural studies. Thomas Nickles is Professor of Philosophy and Chair at the University of Nevada, Reno. He is editor of Scientific Discovery, Logic, and Rationality and Scientific Discovery: Case Studies (both Reidel, 1980). Nickles is co-editor of PSA 1982 (The Philosophy of Science Association Proceedings).