Abstract

Kuhn’s Structure of Scientific Revolutions is one of the most cited books of the twentieth century. Its iconic and controversial nature has obscured its message. What did Kuhn really intend with Structure and what is its real significance?

  • 1 Introduction

  • 2 The Central Ideas of Structure

  • 3 The Philosophical Targets of Structure

  • 4 Interpreting and Misinterpreting Structure

    •   4.1 Naturalism

    •   4.2 World-change

    •   4.3 Incommensurability

    •   4.4 Progress and the nature of revolutionary change

    •   4.5 Relativism, rationality, and realism

    •   4.6 History and sociology of science

    •   4.7 Wittgenstein

  • 5 After Structure

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