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Rethinking scientific change and theory comparrison : stabilities, ruptures, incommensurabilities?

Author: Lena Soler; Howard Sankey; Paul Hoyningen-Huene
Publisher: Dordrecht : Springer, 2008.
Series: Boston studies in the philosophy of science.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English
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This volume presents a collection of essays devoted to the analysis of scientific change and stability. The book constitutes fully revised versions of papers that were originally presented at an  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Lena Soler; Howard Sankey; Paul Hoyningen-Huene
ISBN: 9781402062742 1402062745
OCLC Number: 473742054
Notes: Pt. 1 Incommensurability, As Differences in Quasi-Intuitive Cognitive Capacities: A Task for Psychology? 19 Incommensurability Naturalized Alexander Bird Bird, Alexander 21 Commentary on Bird's Paper Paul Hoyningen-Huene Hoyningen-Huene, Paul 41 Pt. 2 Incommensurability in a Wittgensteinian Perspective: How to Make Sense of Nonsense 47 Nonsense and Paradigm Change Aristides Baltas Baltas, Aristides 49 Commentary on Baltas' Paper Eric Oberheim Oberheim, Eric 71 Pt. 3 Intra-Theoretical Change, as a Subjective Creative Elucidation of an Objective Formerly Present Content 85 From One Version to the Other: Intra-Theoretical Change Anouk Barberousse Barberousse, Anouk 87 Commentary on Barberousse's Paper Igor Ly Ly, Igor Pt. 4 Investigating the Continuities of Scientific Theorizing: A Task for the Bayesian? 107 Modeling High-Temperature Superconductivity: Correspondence at Bay? Stephan Hartmann Hartmann, Stephan 109 Commentary on Hartmann's Paper Edward Jurkowitz Jurkowitz, Edward 131 Pt. 5 From the Cumulativity of Physical Predictions to the Cumulativity of Physics 143 Is Science Cumulative? A Physicist Viewpoint Bernard D'Espagnat D'Espagnat, Bernard 145 Commentary on D'espagnat's Paper Marcel Weber Weber, Marcel 153 Pt. 6 From Denotational Continuity to Entity Realism 157 The Optimistic Meta-Induction and Ontological Continuity: The Case of the Electron Robert Nola Nola, Robert 159 Commentary on Nola's Paper Steve Clarke Clarke, Steve 203 Pt. 7 Is a Realist Interpretation of Quantum Physics Possible? 207 Can We Consider Quantum Mechanics to Be a Description of Reality? Herve Zwirn Zwirn, Herve 209 Commentary on Zwirn's Paper Soazig Le Bihan Le Bihan, Soazig 219.
Pt. 8 Ontological Continuity: A Policy for Model Building or an Argument in Favour of Scientific Realism? 223 Reasons for Choosing Among Readings of Equipollent Theories Rom Harre Harre, Rom 225 Commentary on Harre's Paper Mauricio Suarez Suarez, Mauricio 239 Pt. 9 A Change of Perspective: Dissolving the Incommensurability Problem in the Framework of a Theoretical Pluralism Incorporating an Instrumental Rationality 245 Of Course Idealizations Are Incommensurable! Paul Teller Teller, Paul 247 Commentary on Teller's Paper Ronald N. Giere Giere, Ronald N. 265 Pt. 10 What Can Philosophical Theories of Scientific Method Do? 271 The Aim and Structure of Methodological Theory Martin Carrier Carrier, Martin 273 Commentary on Carrier's Paper Michel Bitbol Bitbol, Michel 291 Pt. 11 A New Kind of Incommensurability at the Level of Experimental Practices? 297 The Incommensurability of Experimental Practices: An Incommensurability of What? An Incommensurability of a Third Type? Lena Soler Soler, Lena 299 Commentary on Soler's Paper Howard Sankey Sankey, Howard 341 Pt. 12 Pragmatic Breakdowns: A New Kind of Scientific Revolution? 349 Disruptive Scientific Change Thomas Nickles Nickles, Thomas 351 Commentary on Nickles' Paper Emiliano Trizio Trizio, Emiliano 381.
Description: x, 384 s. : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Contents: Incommensurability, As Differences in Quasi-Intuitive Cognitive Capacities: A Task for Psychology?.- Incommensurability Naturalized.- Commentary on Bird's Paper.- Incommensurability in a Wittgensteinian Perspective: How to Make Sense of Nonsense.- Nonsense and Paradigm Change.- Commentary on "Nonsense and Paradigm Change", by Aristides Baltas.- Intra-Theoretical Change, as a Subjective Creative Elucidation of an Objective Formerly Present Content.- From One Version to the Other: Intra-Theoretical Change.- Commentary on "From One Version to the Other: Intra-Theoretical Change", by Anouk Barberousse.- Investigating the Continuities of Scientific Theorizing: A Task for the Bayesian?.- Modeling High-Temperature Superconductivity: Correspondence at Bay?.- An Instrumental Bayesianism Meets the History of Science.- From the Cumulativity of Physical Predictions to the Cumulativity of Physics.- Is Science Cumulative? a Physicist Viewpoint.- Commentary on "is Science Cumulative? a Physicist Viewpoint", by Bernard d'Espagnat.- From Denotational Continuity to Entity Realism.- The Optimistic Meta-Induction and Ontological Continuity: the Case of the Electron.- Some Optimism for the Pessimist.- Is a Realist Interpretation of Quantum Physics Possible?.- Can We Consider Quantum Mechanics to Be a Description of Reality?.- Commentary on "Can We Consider Quantum Mechanics to Be a Description of Reality?", by Herve Zwirn.- Ontological Continuity: A Policy for Model Building or an Argument in Favour of Scientific Realism?.- Reasons for Choosing Among Readings of Equipollent Theories.- Harre Needs No Realism.- A Change of Perspective: Dissolving the Incommensurability Problem in the Framework of a Theoretical Pluralism Incorporating an Instrumental Rationality.- Of Course Idealizations Are Incommensurable!.- Incommensurability from a Modelling Perspective.- What Can Philosophical Theories of Scientific Method Do?.- The Aim And Structure Of Methodological Theory.- Method and Objectivity.- A New Kind of Incommensurability at the Level of Experimental Practices?.- The Incommensurability of Experimental Practices: An Incommensurability of What? An Incommensurability of A Third Type?.- Some Reflections on Experimental Incommensurability.- Pragmatic Breakdowns: A New Kind of Scientific Revolution?.- Disruptive Scientific Change.- Scientific Revolutions: the View from Inside and the View from Outside.
Series Title: Boston studies in the philosophy of science.
Responsibility: edited by Léna Soler, Howard Sankey, and Paul Hoyningen-Huene.

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