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Conceptual revolutions

Author: Paul Thagard
Publisher: Princeton, New Jersey : Princeton University Press, [1993] ©1992
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : First Princeton paperback printingView all editions and formats
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Draws on the history and philosophy of science, cognitive psychology, and the field of artificial intelligence to develop a theory of conceptual change capable of accounting for all major scientific  Read more...

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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Paul Thagard
ISBN: 0691024901 9780691024905
OCLC Number: 28126688
Awards: Winner of AAP/Professional and Scholarly Publishing Awards: History of Science and Technology 1993
Description: xvi, 285 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: The problem of revolutionary conceptual change --
Concepts and conceptual systems --
Conceptual change --
Explanatory coherence --
Theory dynamics, rationality, and explanation --
The Darwinian revolution --
The geological revolution --
Revolutions in physics --
Revolutions in psychology? --
Conceptual change in scientists and children.
Responsibility: Paul Thagard.

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Winner of the 1993 Award for Best Professional/Scholarly Book in the History of Science, Association of American Publishers "Thomas Kuhn's The Structure of Scientific Revolutions (1962) familiarised Read more...

 
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