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Kuhn vs. Popper

The Struggle for the Soul of Science (Revolutions in Science)

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This edition was published in by Columbia University Press

Written in English

160 pages

"Thomas Kuhn's Structure of Scientific Revolutions has sold over a million copies in more than twenty languages and has remained one of the ten most cited academic works for the past half century. In contrast, Karl Popper's seminal book The Logic of Scientific Discovery has lapsed into relative obscurity. Although the two men debated the nature of science only once, the legacy of this encounter has dominated intellectual and public discussions on the topic over since." "Almost universally recognized as the modern watershed in the philosophy of science, Kuhn's relativistic vision of shifting paradigms - which asserted that science was just another human activity, like art or philosophy, only more specialized - triumphed over Popper's more positivistic belief in science's revolutionary potential to falsify society's dogmas. But has this victory been beneficial for science? Steve Fuller argues that not only has Kuhn's dominance had an adverse impact on the field but both thinkers have been radically misinterpreted in the process."--BOOK JACKET

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Cover of: Kuhn vs. Popper
Kuhn vs. Popper: The Struggle for the Soul of Science (Revolutions in Science)
January 2005, Columbia University Press
Hardcover in English
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Kuhn vs. Popper: the struggle for the soul of science
2004, Columbia University Press
in English
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Kuhn Vs.Popper
June 5, 2003, Icon Books Ltd
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Kuhn vs. Popper: the struggle for the soul of science
2003, Icon
in English

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"Thomas Kuhn's Structure of Scientific Revolutions has sold over a million copies in more than twenty languages and has remained one of the ten most cited academic works for the past half century. In contrast, Karl Popper's seminal book The Logic of Scientific Discovery has lapsed into relative obscurity. Although the two men debated the nature of science only once, the legacy of this encounter has dominated intellectual and public discussions on the topic over since." "Almost universally recognized as the modern watershed in the philosophy of science, Kuhn's relativistic vision of shifting paradigms - which asserted that science was just another human activity, like art or philosophy, only more specialized - triumphed over Popper's more positivistic belief in science's revolutionary potential to falsify society's dogmas. But has this victory been beneficial for science? Steve Fuller argues that not only has Kuhn's dominance had an adverse impact on the field but both thinkers have been radically misinterpreted in the process."--BOOK JACKET

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THE KUHN-POPPER DEBATE, strictly speaking, refers to an encounter that took place at the former Bedford College, University of London on 13 July 1965, as part of the International Colloquium in the Philosophy of Science.
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Kuhn vs. Popper

The Struggle for the Soul of Science (Revolutions in Science)

This edition was published in by Columbia University Press


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"THE KUHN-POPPER DEBATE, strictly speaking, refers to an encounter that took place at the former Bedford College, University of London on 13 July 1965, as part of the International Colloquium in the Philosophy of Science."

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Hardcover
Number of pages
160
Dimensions
8.3 x 5.8 x 0.6 inches
Weight
11.4 ounces

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OL9697225M
ISBN 10
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ISBN 13
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