David Bourget (Western Ontario)
David Chalmers (ANU, NYU)
Rafael De Clercq
Ezio Di Nucci
Jack Alan Reynolds
Learn more about PhilPapers
Theory and Psychology 16 (2):203-224 (2006)
This paper concerns Jean Piaget's (1896–1980) philosophy of science and, in particular, the picture of scientific development suggested by his theory of genetic epistemology. The aims of the paper are threefold: (1) to examine genetic epistemology as a theory concerning the growth of knowledge both in the individual and in science; (2) to explicate Piaget's view of ‘scientific progress’, which is grounded in his theory of equilibration; and (3) to juxtapose Piaget's notion of progress with Thomas Kuhn's (1922–1996). Issues of scientific continuity, scientific realism and scientific rationality are discussed. It is argued that Piaget's view highlights weaknesses in Kuhn's ‘discontinuous’ picture of scientific change.
|Keywords||Evolutionary Epistemology Kuhn Philosophy of Science Piaget Scientific Progress Structural Realism|
|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
No references found.
Citations of this work BETA
Jonathan Y. Tsou (2015). Reconsidering the Carnap-Kuhn Connection. In Kuhn’s Structure of Scientific Revolutions - 50 Years On. Springer International Publishing
Jeremy Trevelyan Burman (2008). Experimenting in Relation to Piaget: Education is a Chaperoned Process of Adaptation. Perspectives on Science 16 (2):pp. 160-195.
Similar books and articles
C. A. Hooker (1994). Regulatory Constructivism: On the Relation Between Evolutionary Epistemology and Piaget's Genetic Epistemology. [REVIEW] Biology and Philosophy 9 (2):197-244.
K. Brad Wray (2011). Kuhn's Evolutionary Social Epistemology. Cambridge University Press.
Rita Vuyk (1981). Overview and Critique of Piaget's Genetic Epistemology, 1965-1980. Academic Press.
Melanie Ferrari, Adrien Pinard & K. Runions (2001). Piaget's Framework for a Scientific Study of Consciousness. Human Development 44 (4):195-213.
Thomas Kesselring (1994). A Comparison Between Evolutionary and Genetic Epistemology Or: Jean Piaget's Contribution to a Post-Darwinian Epistemology. [REVIEW] Journal for General Philosophy of Science / Zeitschrift für Allgemeine Wissenschaftstheorie 25 (2):293 - 325.
Paul M. Quay (1974). Progress as a Demarcation Criterion for the Sciences. Philosophy of Science 41 (2):154-170.
Richard F. Kitchener (1985). Genetic Epistemology, History of Science and Genetic Psychology. Synthese 65 (1):3 - 31.
Richard F. Kitchener (1981). The Nature and Scope of Genetic Epistemology. Philosophy of Science 48 (3):400-415.
Added to index2009-05-25
Total downloads128 ( #29,067 of 1,796,217 )
Recent downloads (6 months)8 ( #98,157 of 1,796,217 )
How can I increase my downloads?