The Relation of History of Science to Philosophy of Science in The Structure of Scientific Revolutions and Kuhn's later philosophical work

Perspectives on Science 13 (4):495-530 (2005)
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In this essay I argue that Kuhn's account of science, as it was articulated in The Structure of Scientific Revolutions, was mainly defended on philosophical rather than historical grounds. I thus lend support to Kuhn's later claim that his model can be derived from first principles. I propose a transcendental reading of his work and I suggest that Kuhn uses historical examples as anti-essentialist Wittgensteinian "reminders" that expose a variegated landscape in the development of science

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Vasso Kindi
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Reconsidering the Carnap-Kuhn Connection.Jonathan Y. Tsou - 2015 - In William J. Devlin & Alisa Bokulich (eds.), Kuhn’s Structure of Scientific Revolutions - 50 Years On. Cham: Boston Studies in the Philosophy and History of Science, vol. 311. Springer.
The Challenge of Scientific Revolutions: Van Fraassen's and Friedman's Responses.Vasso Kindi - 2011 - International Studies in the Philosophy of Science 25 (4):327-349.

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Transcendental arguments.Barry Stroud - 1968 - Journal of Philosophy 65 (9):241-256.
Kuhn’s wrong turning.Alexander Bird - 2002 - Studies in History and Philosophy of Science Part A 33 (3):443-463.
Vision and revolution: A postscript on Kuhn.Israel Scheffler - 1972 - Philosophy of Science 39 (3):366-374.

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