Обложка книги Kuhn vs. Popper : The Struggle for the Soul of Science (Revolutions in Science)

Kuhn vs. Popper : The Struggle for the Soul of Science (Revolutions in Science)

ISBN: 0231134282;
Издательство: Columbia University Press
Страниц: 160

Book Description Although Thomas Kuhn and Karl Popper debated the nature of science only once, the legacy of this encounter has dominated intellectual and public discussions on the topic ever since. Kuhn's relativistic vision of science as just anotherhuman activity, like art or philosophy, triumphed over Popper's more positivistic belief in revolutionary discoveries and the superiority of scientific provability. Steve Fuller argues that not only has Kuhn's dominance had an adverse impact on the fieldbut both thinkers have been radically misinterpreted in the process.