Boston Studies in the Philosophy and History of Science

Kuhn’s Structure of Scientific Revolutions - 50 Years On

Editors: Devlin, William J, Bokulich, Alisa (Eds.)

  • Commemorates the 50th anniversary of Kuhn’s publication of The Structure of Scientific Revolutions
  • Explores Kuhn’s philosophical development after Structure, in light of his original arguments
  • Examines the impact Structure had on the studies of the history of science
  • Examines philosophical issues, problems, and solutions that developed out of Structure
  • Includes studies from the philosophy of science, history of science, and sociology of science
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About this book

In 1962, the publication of Thomas Kuhn’s Structure ‘revolutionized’ the way one conducts philosophical and historical studies of science. Through the introduction of both memorable and controversial notions, such as paradigms, scientific revolutions, and incommensurability, Kuhn argued against the traditionally accepted notion of scientific change as a progression towards the truth about nature, and instead substituted the idea that science is a puzzle solving activity, operating under paradigms, which become discarded after it fails to respond accordingly to anomalous challenges and a rival paradigm. Kuhn’s Structure has sold over 1.4 million copies and the Times Literary Supplement named it one of the “Hundred Most Influential Books since the Second World War.” Now, fifty years after this groundbreaking work was published, this volume offers a timely reappraisal of the legacy of Kuhn’s book and an investigation into what Structure offers philosophical, historical, and sociological studies of science in the future.

About the authors

William J. Devlin is Associate Professor of Philosophy at Bridgewater State University and Summer Lecturer at University of Wyoming. His areas of research include philosophy of science, 19th century philosophy, and existentialism. He has written on issues related to the philosophies of time travel, causality, truth, Thomas Kuhn, and Friedrich Nietzsche.

Alisa Bokulich is Professor of Philosophy and Director of the Center for Philosophy and History of Science at Boston University, where she also organizes the Boston Colloquium for Philosophy of Science.  She is a series editor for Boston Studies in the Philosophy and History of Science and an Associate Member of Harvard University’s History of Science Department.  In addition to several edited books she is author of Reexamining the Quantum-Classical Relation: Beyond Reductionism and Pluralism with Cambridge University Press.

Table of contents (13 chapters)

  • Introduction

    Devlin, William J. (et al.)

    Pages 1-9

  • Kuhn’s Structure: A Moment in Modern Naturalism

    Shapin, Steven

    Pages 11-21

  • Kuhn and the Historiography of Science

    Bird, Alexander

    Pages 23-38

  • From Troubled Marriage to Uneasy Colocation: Thomas Kuhn, Epistemological Revolutions, Romantic Narratives, and History and Philosophy of Science

    Richardson, Alan

    Pages 39-50

  • Reconsidering the Carnap-Kuhn Connection

    Tsou, Jonathan Y.

    Pages 51-69

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Hardcover $129.00
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Softcover $129.00
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  • Due: November 3, 2016
  • ISBN 978-3-319-37720-9
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Kuhn’s Structure of Scientific Revolutions - 50 Years On
Editors
  • William J Devlin
  • Alisa Bokulich
Series Title
Boston Studies in the Philosophy and History of Science
Series Volume
311
Copyright
2015
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing Switzerland
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-13383-6
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-13383-6
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-13382-9
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-37720-9
Series ISSN
0068-0346
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XI, 199
Number of Illustrations and Tables
8 b/w illustrations
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