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Five Decades of Structure: A Retrospective View

Mayoral, Juan V. (2012) Five Decades of Structure: A Retrospective View. THEORIA. An International Journal for Theory, History and Foundations of Science, 27 (3). pp. 261-280. ISSN 2171-679X

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Abstract

This paper is an introduction to the special issue commemorating the 50th anniversary of the publication
of The Structure of Scientific Revolutions by Thomas Kuhn. It introduces some main ideas of Structure, as its
change in historical perspective for the interpretation of scientific progress, the role and nature of scientific
communities, the incommensurability concept, or the new-world problem, and summarizes some philosophical
reactions. After this introduction, the special issue includes papers by Alexander Bird, Paul
Hoyningen-Huene and George Reisch on different aspects of Kuhn’s work.

Este artículo es una introducción al número monográfico que conmemora el 50º aniversario de la publicación
de La estructura de las revoluciones científicas de Thomas Kuhn. En la introducción se presentan algunas
de las ideas principales del libro, como su cambio de perspectiva histórica para la interpretación del progreso
científico, el papel y naturaleza de las comunidades científicas, el concepto de inconmensurabilidad o el
problema del cambio de mundo, y se resumen algunas reacciones filosóficas a las mismas. Tras la introducción,
el número monográfico está compuesto por artículos de Alexander Bird, Paul Hoyningen-Huene y George Reisch que versan sobre diversos aspectos de la obra de Kuhn.


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Mayoral, Juan V.
Additional Information: ISSN: 0495-4548 (print)
Keywords: Kuhn; structure; paradigms; normal science; scientific revolutions; estructura; paradigmas; ciencia normal; revoluciones científicas
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Date Deposited: 09 Jan 2014 21:06
Last Modified: 09 Jan 2014 21:06
Item ID: 10194
Journal or Publication Title: THEORIA. An International Journal for Theory, History and Foundations of Science
Publisher: Euskal Herriko Unibertsitatea / Universidad del País Vasco
Official URL: http://www.ehu.es/ojs/index.php/THEORIA/article/vi...
DOI or Unique Handle: https://doi.org/10.1387/theoria.6357
Date: September 2012
Page Range: pp. 261-280
Volume: 27
Number: 3
ISSN: 2171-679X
URI: https://philsci-archive-dev.library.pitt.edu/id/eprint/10194

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