Paul Feyerabend und Thomas Kuhn


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Paul Hoyningen-Huene
Universität Hannover
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The paper discusses some aspects of the relationship between Feyerabend and Kuhn. First, some biographical remarks concerning their connections are made. Second, four characteristics of Feyerabend and Kuhn's concept of incommensurability are discussed. Third, Feyerabend's general criticism of Kuhn's Structure of Scientific Revolutions is reconstructed. Forth and more specifically, Feyerabend's criticism of Kuhn's evaluation of normal science is critically investigated. Finally, Feyerabend's re-evaluation of Kuhn's philosophy towards the end of his life is presented.
Keywords Feyerabend  Kuhn   Structure of Scientific Revolutions  incommensurability  normal science
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DOI 10.1023/A:1020747118394
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