Boston Studies in the Philosophy and History of Science

Incommensurability and Related Matters

Editors: Hoyningen-Huene, Paul, Sankey, H. (Eds.)

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Incommensurability and Related Matters draws together some of the most distinguished contributors to the critical literature on the problem of the incommensurability of scientific theories. It addresses all the various problems raised by the problem of incommensurability, such as meaning change, reference of theoretical terms, scientific realism and anti-realism, rationality of theory choice, cognitive aspects of conceptual change, as well as exploring the broader implications of incommensurability for cultural difference. While it offers new work, and new directions of discussion, on the topic of incommensurability, the book also recapitulates the history of the discussion of the topic that has taken place within the literature on incommensurability.

Table of contents (11 chapters)

  • Reference, (In)Commensurability and Meanings

    Boyd, Richard N.

    Pages 1-63

  • Changing Laws and Shifting Concepts

    Carrier, Martin

    Pages 65-90

  • Ramsification, Reference Fixing and Incommensurability

    Kroon, Fred (et al.)

    Pages 91-121

  • Incommensurability and Reality

    Brown, Harold I.

    Pages 123-142

  • Incommensurability and the Priority of Metaphysics

    Devitt, Michael

    Pages 143-157

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Incommensurability and Related Matters
Editors
  • Paul Hoyningen-Huene
  • H. Sankey
Series Title
Boston Studies in the Philosophy and History of Science
Series Volume
216
Copyright
2001
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht
eBook ISBN
978-94-015-9680-0
DOI
10.1007/978-94-015-9680-0
Hardcover ISBN
978-0-7923-6989-9
Softcover ISBN
978-90-481-5709-9
Series ISSN
0068-0346
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXXIV, 338
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