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Author Andersen, Hanne, 1964-

Title The cognitive structure of scientific revolutions / Hanne Andersen, Peter Barker, Xiang Chen.

Imprint Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2006.

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Description 1 online resource (xvii, 199 pages) : illustrations
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Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 181-194) and index.
Summary Thomas Kuhn's Structure of Scientific Revolutions became the most widely read book about science in the twentieth century. His terms 'paradigm' and 'scientific revolution' entered everyday speech, but they remain controversial. In the second half of the twentieth century, the new field of cognitive science combined empirical psychology, computer science, and neuroscience. In this book, the recent theories of concepts developed by cognitive scientists are used to evaluate and extend Kuhn's most influential ideas. Based on case studies of the Copernican revolution, the discovery of nuclear fission, and an elaboration of Kuhn's famous 'ducks and geese' example of concept learning, the volume offers new accounts of the nature of normal and revolutionary science, the function of anomalies, and the nature of incommensurability.
Contents 1. Revolutions in science and science studies -- 2. Kuhn's theory of concepts -- 3. Representing concepts by means of dynamic frames -- 4. Scientific change -- 5. Incommensurability -- 6. The Copernican revolution -- 7. Realism, history, and cognitive studies of science.
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Subject Kuhn, Thomas S.
Science -- Philosophy -- History -- 20th century.
Science -- History -- 20th century.
Paradigm (Theory of knowledge)
Constructivism (Philosophy)
Chronological Term 1900-1999
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Electronic book.
Electronic books.
Added Author Barker, Peter, 1949-
Chen, Xiang, 1954-
Other Form: Print version: Andersen, Hanne, 1964- Cognitive structure of scientific revolutions. Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2006 (DLC) 2005021713
ISBN 0521855756
9780511221279 (electronic bk.)
0511221274 (electronic bk.)
0511220367 (electronic bk.)
9780511220364 (electronic bk.)
0511498403 (electronic book)
9780511498404 (electronic book)
Standard No. 9780521855754