Whorfian variations on Kantian themes: Kuhn's linguistic turn

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Thomas Kuhn's post-1980 writings have increasingly emphasized the role played by language in the characterization of scientific revolutions and incommensurability. We argue that Kuhn's `linguistic turn' can be understood best against the background of a Whorfian conception of language and certain neo-Kantian themes. While this enables Kuhn to refine and unify his earlier views, it also creates some difficulties.
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DOI 10.1016/S0039-3681(98)00003-X
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Ipek Demir (2008). Incommensurabilities in the Work of Thomas Kuhn. Studies in History and Philosophy of Science Part A 39 (1):133-142.
Amani Albedah (2006). A Gadamerian Critique of Kuhn's Linguistic Turn: Incommensurability Revisited. International Studies in the Philosophy of Science 20 (3):323 – 345.

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