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Paul Hoyningen-Huene
Universität Hannover
  1. Reconstructing Scientific Revolutions: Thomas S. Kuhn’s Philosophy of Science.Paul Hoyningen-Huene - 1993 - University of Chicago Press.
    Few philosophers of science have influenced as many readers as Thomas S. Kuhn. Yet no comprehensive study of his ideas has existed--until now. In this volume, Paul Hoyningen-Huene examines Kuhn's work over four decades, from the days before The Structure of Scientific Revolutions to the present, and puts Kuhn's philosophical development in a historical framework. Scholars from disciplines as diverse as political science and art history have offered widely differing interpretations of Kuhn's ideas, appropriating his notions of paradigm shifts and (...)
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    Systematicity: The Nature of Science.Paul Hoyningen-Huene - 2015 - Oxford University Press USA.
    In Systematicity, Paul Hoyningen-Huene answers the question "What is science?" by proposing that scientific knowledge is primarily distinguished from other forms of knowledge, especially everyday knowledge, by being more systematic. "Science" is here understood in the broadest possible sense, encompassing not only the natural sciences but also mathematics, the social sciences, and the humanities. The author develops his thesis in nine dimensions in which it is claimed that science is more systematic than other forms of knowledge: regarding descriptions, explanations, predictions, (...)
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  3. Systematicity: The Nature of Science.Paul Hoyningen-Huene - 2008 - Philosophia 36 (2):167-180.
    This paper addresses the question of what the nature of science is. I will first make a few preliminary historical and systematic remarks. Next, I shall give an answer to the question that has to be qualified, clarified and justified. Finally, I will compare my answer with alternative answers and draw consequences for the demarcation problem.
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  4. Context of Discovery and Context of Justification.Paul Hoyningen-Huene - 1986 - Studies in History and Philosophy of Science Part A 18 (4):501-515.
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    Incommensurability and Related Matters.Paul Hoyningen-Huene & Howard Sankey (eds.) - 2001 - Kluwer Academic Publishers.
    Incommensurability and Related Matters draws together some of the most distinguished contributors to the critical literature on the problem of the incommensurability of scientific theories. It addresses all the various problems raised by the problem of incommensurability, such as meaning change, reference of theoretical terms, scientific realism and anti-realism, rationality of theory choice, cognitive aspects of conceptual change, as well as exploring the broader implications of incommensurability for cultural difference. While it offers new work, and new directions of discussion, on (...)
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  6. Thomas Kuhn and the Chemical Revolution.Paul Hoyningen-Huene - 2008 - Foundations of Chemistry 10 (2):101-115.
    The paper discusses how well Kuhn’s general theory of scientific revolutions fits the particular case of the chemical revolution. To do so, I first present condensed sketches of both Kuhn’s theory and the chemical revolution. I then discuss the beginning of the chemical revolution and compare it to Kuhn’s specific claims about the roles of anomalies, crisis and extraordinary science in scientific development. I proceed by comparing some features of the chemical revolution as a whole to Kuhn’s general account. The (...)
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    Two Letters of Paul Feyerabend to Thomas S. Kühn on a Draft of the Structure of Scientific Revolutions.Paul Hoyningen-Huene - 1995 - Studies in History and Philosophy of Science Part A 26 (3):353-387.
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    Context of Discovery Versus Context of Justification and Thomas Kuhn.Paul Hoyningen-Huene - 2006 - In Jutta Schickore & Friedrich Steinle (eds.), Revisiting Discovery and Justification. Springer. pp. 119--131.
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  9. Kuhn's Conception of Incommensurability.Paul Hoyningen-Huene - 1990 - Studies in History and Philosophy of Science Part A 21 (3):481-492.
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    Die Wissenschaftsphilosophie Thomas S. Kuhns: Rekonstruktion Und Grundlagenprobleme.Paul Hoyningen-Huene & Thomas S. Kuhn - 1989 - Springer.
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    'The Incommensurability of Scientific Theories'.Eric Oberheim & Paul Hoyningen-Huene - unknown - Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy.
  12. The Interrelations Between the Philosophy, History and Sociology of Science in Thomas Kuhn‘s Theory of Scientific Development.Paul Hoyningen-Huene - 1992 - British Journal for the Philosophy of Science 43 (4):487-501.
    The paper deals with the interrelations between the philosophy, sociology and historiography of science in Thomas Kuhn’s theory of scientific development. First, the historiography of science provides the basis for both the philosophy and sociology of science in the sense that the fundamental questions of both disciplines depend on the principles of the form of historiography employed. Second, the fusion of the sociology and philosophy of science, as advocated by Kuhn, is discussed. This fusion consists essentially in a replacement of (...)
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    Replies.Paul Hoyningen-Huene - 2019 - Synthese 196 (3):907-928.
    In this article, I reply to the preceding articles by Naomi Oreskes, Chrysostomos Mantzavinos, Brad Wray, Sarah Green, Alexander Bird, and Timothy Lyons. These articles contain a number of objections and suggestions concerning systematicity theory, as developed in my book ystematicity: The Nature of Science.
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  14. Rethinking Scientific Change and Theory Comparison:: Stabilities, Ruptures, Incommensurabilities?Lena Soler, Howard Sankey & Paul Hoyningen-Huene - 2008 - Springer.
    The volume is a collection of essays devoted to the analysis of scientific change and stability. It explores the balance and tension that exist between commensurability and continuity on the one hand, and incommensurability and discontinuity on the other. Moreover, it discusses some central epistemological consequences regarding the nature of scientific progress, rationality and realism. In relation to these topics, it investigates a number of new avenues, and revisits some familiar issues, with a focus on the history and philosophy of (...)
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  15. Incommensurability, Realism, and Meta-Incommensurability.Eric Oberheim & Paul Hoyningen-Huene - 1997 - Theoria 12 (3):447-465.
    The essay begins with a detailed consideration of the introduction of incommensurability by Feyerabend in 1962 which exposes several historically inaccurate claims about incommensurability. Section 2 is a coneise argument against causal theories of reference as used as arguments against incommensurability. We object to this strategy because it begs the question by presupposing realism. Section 3 introduces and discusses a hypothesis that w'e call meta-incommensurability which provides the reason for the wide-spread accusation of question-begging and use of circular argumentation among (...)
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  16. Reconsidering the Miracle Argument on the Supposition of Transient Underdetermination.Paul Hoyningen-Huene - 2011 - Synthese 180 (2):173 - 187.
    In this paper, I will show that the Miracle Argument is unsound if one assumes a certain form of transient underdetermination. For this aim, I will first discuss and formalize several variants of underdetermination, especially that of transient underdetermination, by means of measure theory. I will then formalize a popular and persuasive form of the Miracle Argument that is based on "use novelty". I will then proceed to the proof that the miracle argument is unsound by means of a mathematical (...)
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  17. Paul Feyerabend Und Thomas Kuhn.Paul Hoyningen-Huene - 2002 - Journal for General Philosophy of Science / Zeitschrift für Allgemeine Wissenschaftstheorie 33 (1):61-83.
    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.
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  18. Introduction.Howard Sankey & Paul Hoyningen-Huene - 2001 - In Paul Hoyningen-Huene & Howard Sankey (eds.), Incommensurability and Related Matters. Kluwer Academic Publishers.
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    On Incommensurability.Paul Hoyningen-Huene, Eric Oberheim & Hanne Andersen - 1996 - Studies in History and Philosophy of Science Part A 27 (1):131-141.
  20. Kuhn’s Development Before and After Structure.Paul Hoyningen-Huene - 2015 - In Alisa Bokulich & William J. Devlin (eds.), Kuhn’s Structure of Scientific Revolutions - 50 Years On. Springer Verlag.
     
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  21. World Changes: Thomas Kuhn and the Nature of Science.Paul Horwich, Paul Hoyningen-Huene & A. Levin - 1994 - British Journal for the Philosophy of Science 45 (3):923-926.
     
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    Are There Good Arguments Against Scientific Realism?Paul Hoyningen-Huene - 2018 - In Antonio Piccolomini D’Aragona, Martin Carrier, Roger Deulofeu, Axel Gelfert, Jens Harbecke, Paul Hoyningen-Huene, Lara Huber, Peter Hucklenbroich, Ludger Jansen, Elizaveta Kostrova, Keizo Matsubara, Anne Sophie Meincke, Andrea Reichenberger, Kian Salimkhani & Javier Suárez (eds.), Philosophy of Science: Between the Natural Sciences, the Social Sciences, and the Humanities. Springer Verlag. pp. 3-22.
    I will first discuss a peculiarity of the realism-antirealism debate. Some authors defending antirealist positions in a philosophical discussion seem to be inconsistent with what they do when treating scientific subjects. In the latter situation, they behave as realists. This tension can be dissolved by distinguishing different discourses belonging to different levels of philosophical radicality. Depending on the respective level, certain presuppositions are either granted or questioned. I will then turn to a discussion of the miracle argument by discussing a (...)
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    More Letters by Paul Feyerabend to Thomas S. Kuhn on Proto-Structure.Paul Hoyningen-Huene - 2006 - Studies in History and Philosophy of Science Part A 37 (4):610-632.
    The paper contains two yet unknown letters that Feyerabend wrote to Kuhn in 1960 or 1961 on a draft of The Structure of Scientific Revolutions. In these letters, Feyerabend criticises both details of Kuhn's book and its general direction. The letters anticipate many of the arguments that were put forward in the public controversy against Kuhn's position, including some of the (numerous) misunderstandings. Feyerabend's assertions and arguments are very characteristic of his position in the early sixties.
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  24. Paul K. Feyerabend: An Obituary.Paul Hoyningen-Huene - 2000 - In John Preston, Gonzalo Munévar & David Lamb (eds.), 'The Worst Enemy of Science'?: Essays in Memory of Paul Feyerabend. Oup Usa.
     
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    Philosophical Elements in Thomas Kuhn's Historiography of Science.Paul Hoyningen-Huene - 2012 - Theoria : An International Journal for Theory, History and Fundations of Science 27 (3):281-292.
    To begin, the so-called ‘selectivity of historical judgment’ is discussed. According to it, writing history requires a comparative criterion of historical relevance. This criterion contains philosophical elements. In Kuhn’s case, the criterion directs historical research and presentation away from Whiggish historiography by postulating a hermeneutic reading of historical sources. This postulate implies some sort of internalism, some sort of rationality of scientific development, and historical realism. To conclude, some consequences of Kuhn’s anti-Whiggism are discussed.
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    Reference, Ontological Replacement and Neo-Kantianism: A Reply to Sankey.Paul Hoyningen-Huene & Eric Oberheim - 2009 - Studies in History and Philosophy of Science Part A 40 (2):203-209.
    Contrary to Sankey’s central assumption, incommensurability does not imply incomparability of content, nor threaten scientific realism by challenging the rationality of theory comparison. Moreover, Sankey equivocates between reference to specific entities by statements used to test theories and reference to kinds by theories themselves. This distinction helps identify and characterize the genuine threat that incommensurability poses to realism, which is ontological discontinuity as evidenced in the historical record: Successive theories reclassify objects into mutually exclusive sets of kinds to which they (...)
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    A Note on the Concept of Game.Paul Hoyningen-Huene - 2015 - In Anna Wehofsits, David Löwenstein, Dirk Koppelberg & Gregor Betz (eds.), Weiter Denken - Über Philosophie, Wissenschaft Und Religion. De Gruyter. pp. 205-210.
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  28. Discussion: Kuhn’s Evolutionary Analogy in The Structure of Scientific Revolutions and “The Road Since Structure”.Thomas A. C. Reydon & Paul Hoyningen-Huene - 2010 - Philosophy of Science 77 (3):468-476.
    Recently, Barbara Renzi argued that Kuhn's account of scientific change is undermined by mismatches in the analogy that Kuhn supposedly draws between scientific change and biological evolution. We argue that Renzi's criticism is inadequate to Kuhn's account of scientific change, as Kuhn does not draw any precise analogy between the mechanisms of scientific change and biological evolution nor aims to argue that the mechanisms of scientific change and biological evolution are similar in any important respects. Therefore, pointing to mismatches between (...)
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    Paul K. Feyerabend.Paul Hoyningen-Huene - 1997 - Journal for General Philosophy of Science / Zeitschrift für Allgemeine Wissenschaftstheorie 28 (1):1-18.
  30. Formal Logic a Philosophical Approach.Paul Hoyningen-Huene - 2004 - University of Pittsburgh Pre.
    Many texts on logic are written with a mathematical emphasis, and focus primarily on the development of a formal apparatus and associated techniques. In other, more philosophical texts, the topic is often presented as an indulgent collection of musings on issues for which technical solutions have long since been devised. What has been missing until now is an attempt to unite the motives underlying both approaches. Paul Hoyningen-Huene’s Formal Logic seeks to find a balance between the necessity of formal considerations (...)
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    Incommensurability, Realism, and Meta-Incommensurability.Eric Oberheim & Paul Hoyningen-Huene - 1997 - Theoria: Revista de Teoría, Historia y Fundamentos de la Ciencia 12 (3):447-465.
    The essay begins with a detailed consideration of the introduction of incommensurability by Feyerabend in 1962 which exposes several historically inaccurate claims about incommensurability. Section 2 is a coneise argument against causal theories of reference as used as arguments against incommensurability. We object to this strategy because it begs the question by presupposing realism. Section 3 introduces and discusses a hypothesis that w'e call meta-incommensurability which provides the reason for the wide-spread accusation of question-begging and use of circular argumentation among (...)
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    Niels Bohr's Argument for the Irreducibility of Biology to Physics.Paul Hoyningen-Huene - 1994 - In Jan Faye & Henry J. Folse (eds.), Niels Bohr and Contemporary Philosophy. Kluwer Academic Publishers. pp. 231--255.
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    On Naturalizing Kuhn’s Essential Tension.Paul Hoyningen-Huene & Simon Lohse - 2011 - Studies in History and Philosophy of Science Part A 42 (1):215-218.
  34. Revisiting Friedman’s 'On the Methodology of Positive Economics' ('F53').Paul Hoyningen-Huene - forthcoming - Methodus 2/2021:141-177.
    In this paper, I shall defend two main claims. First, Friedman’s famous paper “On the methodology of positive economics” (“F53”) cannot be properly understood without taking into account the influence of three authors who are neither cited nor mentioned in the paper: Max Weber, Frank Knight, and Karl Popper. I shall trace both their substantive influence on F53 and the historical route by which this influence took place. Once one has understood these ingredients, especially Weber’s ideal types, many of F53’s (...)
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    The Ultimate Argument Against Convergent Realism and Structural Realism: The Impasse Objection.Paul Hoyningen-Huene - 2013 - In EPSA11 Perspectives and Foundational Problems in Philosophy of Science, The European Philosophy of Science Association Proceedings 2. pp. 131-139.
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    Idealist Elements In Thomas Kuhn'S Philosophy Of Science.Paul Hoyningen-Huene - 1989 - History of Philosophy Quarterly 6 (October):393-401.
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    Précis Zu Systematicity. The Nature of Science.Paul Hoyningen-Huene - 2015 - Zeitschrift für Philosophische Forschung 69 (2):225-229.
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    Feyerabend's Early Philosophy.Eric Oberheim & Paul Hoyningen-Huene - 2000 - Studies in History and Philosophy of Science Part A 31 (2):363-375.
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    Repliken.Paul Hoyningen-Huene - 2015 - Zeitschrift für Philosophische Forschung 69 (2):243-246.
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  40. Was weiß die Philosophie?Paul Hoyningen-Huene - 2017 - In Wenchao Li (ed.), Wissensformen - Vier Versuche. Hannover, Germany: Wehrhan. pp. 61-79.
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  41. Theorie Antireduktionistischer Argumente: Fallstudie Bohr.Paul Hoyningen-Huene - 1991 - Deutsche Zeitschrift für Philosophie 39 (2):194-204.
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    Der Zusammenhang Von Wissenschaftsphilosophie, Wissenschaftsgeschichte Und Wissenschaftssoziologie in der Theorie Thomas Kuhns.Paul Hoyningen-Huene - 1991 - Journal for General Philosophy of Science / Zeitschrift für Allgemeine Wissenschaftstheorie 22 (1):43-59.
    Summary The paper deals with the interrelations among philosophy, sociology, and historiography of science in Thomas Kuhn's theory of scientific development. First, historiography of science provides the basis for both philosophy and sociology of science in the sense that the fundamental questions of both disciplines depend on the principles of the form of historiography employed. Second, the fusion of sociology and philosophy of science, as advocated by Kuhn, is discussed. This fusion consists essentially in a replacement of methodological rules by (...)
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  43. T.S. Kuhn: The Road Since ‘Structure’: Philosophical Essays, 1970–1993, with an Autobiographical Interview[REVIEW]Paul Hoyningen-Huene & Howard Sankey - 2002 - British Journal for the Philosophy of Science 53 (1):137-142.
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    Tensions Between Science and Society.Paul Hoyningen-Huene - 2009 - Axiomathes 19 (4):417-424.
    What are the “costs” of science besides its expected benefits? Specifically, how “tense” does the relation between science and society become in the light of the ever-increasing pressure of the latter on the former? In this paper I am going to discus the increasing global inequality deriving from phenomena such as the “brain drain” and from the problems relative to the relationship between ethics and science. I will conclude by considering the tension that arises out of the disciplinary structure of (...)
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    Philosophical Elements in Thomas Kuhn’s Historiography of Science.Paul Hoyningen-Huene - 2012 - Theoria: Revista de Teoría, Historia y Fundamentos de la Ciencia 27 (3):281-292.
    To begin, the so-called ‘selectivity of historical judgment’ is discussed. According to it, writing history requires a comparative criterion of historical relevance. This criterion contains philosophical elements. In Kuhn’s case, the criterion directs historical research and presentation away from Whiggish historiography by postulating a hermeneutic reading of historical sources. This postulate implies some sort of internalism, some sort of rationality of scientific development, and historical realism. To conclude, some consequences of Kuhn’s anti-Whiggism are discussed.Para empezar, se discute la llamada “selectividad (...)
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  46. On the Distinction Between the 'Context'of Discovery and the 'Context'of Justification.Paul Hoyningen-Huene - 1987 - Epistemologia 10:81-88.
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    Emergence: Postulates and Candidates.Paul Hoyningen-Huene & Simon Lohse - 2010
    In the first part of this article we will formulate postulates, which must be satisfied by a reasonable concept of emergence. The postulates will articulate conditions of adequacy for an appropriate explication of the concept of emergence. These conditions of adequacy are based primarily upon the philosophical and scientific history of the concept of emergence, in which the intended role of the concept is expressed. In the second part we will discuss and evaluate some candidates for the concept of emergence (...)
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    Münsteraner Memorandum Heilpraktiker. Die Thesen des „Münsteraner Kreises“ zu einer Neuregelung des Heilpraktikerwesens.Manfred Anlauf, Norbert Aust, Hans-Werner Bertelsen, Juliane Boscheinen, Edzard Ernst, Daniel R. Friedrich, Natalie Grams, Paul Hoyningen-Huene, Jutta Hübner, Peter Hucklenbroich, Heiner Raspe, Jan-Ole Reichardt, Norbert Schmacke, Bettina Schöne-Seifert, Oliver R. Scholz, Jochen Taupitz & Christian Weymayr - 2017 - Ethik in der Medizin 29 (4):334-342.
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    Incommensurability of Knowledge: Theories and Values.Peter Schaber & Paul Hoyningen-Huene - unknown
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    The Concept of Nature, the Epistemic Ideal, and Experiment: Why is Modern Science Technologically Exploitable?Paul Hoyningen-Huene - unknown
    This paper deals with the following questions: What features of modern natural science are responsible for the fact that, of all forms of science, this form is technologically exploitable? The three notions: concept of nature, epistemic ideal, and experiment, suggest the most important components of my answer. I will argue, first, that only the peculiar interplay of the modern concept of nature with an epistemic ideal attuned to it can cast experiment in the specific, highly central role it plays in (...)
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