Kuhnian paradigms as representational spaces: New perspectives on the problems of incommensurability, scientific explanation, and physical necessity
David Bourget (Western Ontario)
David Chalmers (ANU, NYU)
Rafael De Clercq
Jack Alan Reynolds
Learn more about PhilPapers
International Studies in the Philosophy of Science 15 (3):275 – 292 (2001)
This paper starts with an intuitive notion of representational spaces, which is intended to provide an improved version of Kuhn's concept of paradigms. It then proceeds to study the following topics in terms of this new notion: incommensurability, paradigm change, explanation of anomalies, explanation of regularities, explanation of irregularities, and physical necessity. In the course of the investigation, "representational space" gets clarified and defined. It is envisaged that this new concept should throw light on many issues in the philosophy of science.
|Keywords||No keywords specified (fix it)|
|Categories||categorize this paper)|
Setup an account with your affiliations in order to access resources via your University's proxy server
Configure custom proxy (use this if your affiliation does not provide a proxy)
|Through your library|
References found in this work BETA
David Marr (1982). Vision. Freeman.
Thomas S. Kuhn (1996/2012). The Structure of Scientific Revolutions. University of Chicago Press.
Imre Lakatos & Alan Musgrave (eds.) (1970). Criticism and the Growth of Knowledge. Cambridge University Press.
L. Laudan (1977). Progress and its Problems: Toward a Theory of Scientific Growth. University of California Press.
Citations of this work BETA
Edwin H. -C. Hung (2005). Projective Explanation: How Theories Explain Empirical Data in Spite of Theory-Data Incommensurability. Synthese 145 (1):111 - 129.
Similar books and articles
John Forge (1980). The Structure of Physical Explanation. Philosophy of Science 47 (2):203-226.
Alex Levine (2010). Thomas Kuhn's Cottage. Perspectives on Science 18 (3):369-377.
Howard Sankey (1993). Kuhn's Changing Concept of Incommensurability. British Journal for the Philosophy of Science 44 (4):759-774.
Michael P. Wolf (2007). Reference and Incommensurability: What Rigid Designation Won't Get You. [REVIEW] Acta Analytica 22 (3):207-222.
Tomer Fekete (2010). Representational Systems. Minds and Machines 20 (1):69-101.
Alex Levine (2010). Thomas Kuhn's Cottage Fred d'Agostino ,Naturalizing Epistemology: Thomas Kuhn and the Essential Tension(London: Palgrave Macmillan, 2010) Edwin H.-C. Hung ,Beyond Kuhn: Scientific Explanation, Theory Structure, Incommensurability and Physical Necessity(Hants: Ashgate, 2006) Hanne Andersen , Peter Barker , and Xiang Chen ,The Cognitive Structure of Scientific Revolutions(Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2006). [REVIEW] Perspectives on Science 18 (3):369-377.
Bradford McCall (2011). The Religion and Science Debate: Why Does It Continue? Edited by Harold W. Attridge and Beyond Kuhn: Scientific Explanation, Theory Structure, Incommensurability, and Physical Necessity. By Edwin H-C. Hung. [REVIEW] Heythrop Journal 52 (2):343-344.
Hanne Andersen (2010). Edwin H.-C. Hung Beyond Kuhn. Scientific Explanation, Theory Structure, Incommensurability and Physical Necessity. British Journal for the Philosophy of Science 61 (1):237-239.
Daniel Garber (2001). Descartes and the Scientific Revolution: Some Kuhnian Reflections. Perspectives on Science 9 (4):405-422.
Stathis Psillos (2008). Carnap and Incommensurability. Philosophical Inquiry 30 (1-2):135-156.
Added to index2009-01-28
Total downloads68 ( #50,109 of 1,726,249 )
Recent downloads (6 months)1 ( #369,877 of 1,726,249 )
How can I increase my downloads?