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The Incommensurability Thesis

1st Edition

By Howard Sankey

Routledge

234 pages

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pub: 2019-06-04
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Originally published in 1994, The Incommensurability Thesis is a critical study of the Incommensurability Thesis of Thomas Kuhn and Paul Feyerabend. The book examines the theory that different scientific theories may be incommensurable because of conceptual variance. The book presents a critique of the thesis and examines and discusses the arguments for the theory, acknowledging and debating the opposing views of other theorists. The book provides a comprehensive and detailed discussion of the incommensurability thesis.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements

1. Incommensurability

2. Reference and Theory Comparison

3. Translation Failure Between Theories

4. In Defence of Untranslatability

5. Referential Discontinuity

6. Against the Idealist Interpretation

7. Against Constructivism

Conclusion

Bibliography

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