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The ashtray : (or the man who denied reality)

Author: Errol Morris
Publisher: Chicago : The University of Chicago Press, ©2018 2018.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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In 1972, philosopher of science Thomas Kuhn threw an ashtray at Errol Morris. This book is the result. At the time, Morris was a graduate student. Now we know him as one of the most celebrated and restlessly probing filmmakers of our time, the creator of such classics of documentary investigation as The Thin Blue Line and The Fog of War. Kuhn, meanwhile, was--and, posthumously, remains--a star in his field, the  Read more...
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Named Person: Thomas S Kuhn; Thomas S Kuhn; Thomas S Kuhn; Thomas S Kuhn
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Errol Morris
ISBN: 9780226922683 0226922685
OCLC Number: 1001413883
Description: xv, 207 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm
Contents: The ultimatum --
Shifting paradigms --
A parliament of fears --
Listen, old man, what in hell's gone wrong here? --
Revolutions, real and imagined --
The leap into the dark --
The furniture of the world --
Avatars of progress --
The contest of interpretation.
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Morris questions Thomas Kuhn's The Structure of Scientific Revolutions, specifically the theory of paradigm shifts and incommensurability  Read more...

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"A compelling send-up of contemporary relativism about truth and epistemology by the distinguished film-maker and writer Errol Morris. He bases it on his own personal interactions with Thomas Kuhn, Read more...

 
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