Golinski, Jan. (2012) Thomas Kuhn and the Interdisciplinary Conversation: Why Historians and Philosophers of Science Quit Talking to One Another. In Mauskopf and Schmaltz (Eds.) (2012), 13-28.
|Title||Thomas Kuhn and the Interdisciplinary Conversation: Why Historians and Philosophers of Science Quit Talking to One Another|
|Resource Type||collection article|
|Collection||Mauskopf and Schmaltz (Eds.) (2012)|
This paper explores the thesis that Thomas Kuhn's work had the paradoxical effect of driving apart the fields history of science and philosophy of science. Although it served as a common reference point, scholars in different fields pursued its implications in very different directions. Although his work was popular with sociologists and post-modern cultural theorists, it did not win acceptance among the philosophers that he wished to appeal to, and historians were moving away from large scale overarching frameworks towards more specialized projects.