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Naturalizing epistemology : Thomas Kuhn and the 'essential tension'

Author: Fred D'Agostino
Publisher: Houndmills, Basingstoke, Hampshire [England] ; New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2010.
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"Thomas Kuhn identified an essential tension between conservative and innovative approaches in the development of knowledge. Should we stick with the tried-and-tested paradigm which guides enquiry in a particular field? Or should we strike out in new directions to improve our understanding? Kuhn pointed out that these two attitudes are both appropriate. At times of crisis in the development of knowledge, a bias in  Read more...
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Named Person: Thomas S Kuhn; Thomas S Kuhn; Thomas S Kuhn; Thomas S Kuhn; Thomas S Kuhn
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Fred D'Agostino
ISBN: 9780230240995 0230240992
OCLC Number: 435731059
Description: viii, 216 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents: Getting it together --
Essential tensions --
The facilitative possibilities --
The consistent pattern --
Motivating diversity --
A culture of enquiry --
The division of labor in communities of enquiry --
Some communities of enquiry --
Naturalizing the essential tension.
Responsibility: Fred D'Agostino.
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