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Rethinking Scientific Change and Theory Comparison Stabilities, Ruptures, Incommensurabilities?

ISBN-10: 1402062745

ISBN-13: 9781402062742

Edition: 2008

Authors: L�na Soler, Howard Sankey, Paul Hoyningen-Huene

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The series Boston Studies in the Philosophy of Science was conceived in the broadest framework of interdisciplinary and international concerns. Natural scientists, mathematicians, social scientists and philosophers have contributed to the series, as have historians and sociologists of science, linguists, psychologists, physicians, and literary critics.
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List price: $299.99
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: Springer
Publication date: 6/6/2008
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 395
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.25" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 1.628
Language: English

Contributors
Introduction
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 Baltas' Paper
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 Barberousse's Paper
Investigating the Continuities of Scientific Theorizing: A Task for the Bayesian?
Modeling High-Temperature Superconductivity: Correspondence at Bay?
Commentary on Hartmann's Paper
From the Cumulativity of Physical Predictions to the Cumulativity of Physics
Is Science Cumulative? A Physicist Viewpoint
Commentary on D'Espagnat's Paper
From Denotational Continuity to Entity Realism
The Optimistic Meta-Induction and Ontological Continuity: The Case of the Electron
Commentary on Nola's Paper
Is a Realist Interpretation of Quantum Physics Possible?
Can we Consider Quantum Mechanics to be a Description of Reality?
Commentary on Zwirn' Paper
Ontological Continuity: A Policy for Model Building or an Argument in Favour of Scientific Realism?
Reasons for Choosing Among Readings of Equipollent Theories
Commentary on Harre's Paper
A Change of Perspective: Dissolving the Incommensurability Problem in the Framework of a Theoretical Pluralism Incorporating an Instrumental Rationality
Of Course Idealizations are Incommensurable!
Commentary on Teller's Paper
What Can Philosophical Theories of Scientific Method Do?
The Aim and Structure of Methodological Theory
Commentary on Carrier's Paper
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?
Commentary on Soler's Paper
Pragmatic Breakdowns: A New Kind of Scientific Revolution?
Disruptive Scientific Change
Commentary on Nickles' Paper