Proceedings 8

Shifting Paradigms

Thomas S. Kuhn and the History of Science

Alexander Blum, Kostas Gavroglu, Christian Joas, Jürgen Renn (eds.)


Submitted by: Rivka Feldhay

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Publication Date: Feb. 29, 2016

Alexander Blum, Kostas Gavroglu, Christian Joas, Jürgen Renn

Where to Start?
John L. Heilbron

Part 1: Personal Recollections

1The Nature of Scientific Knowledge: An Interview with Thomas S. Kuhn
Skúli Sigurdsson

2Steve’s Question and Tom’s Last Lecture: A Personal Perspective
Gerald Holton

3Thomas Kuhn: A Man of Many Parts
William Shea

Part 2: Historicizing Kuhn

4An Episode from the History of History and Philosophy of Science: The Phenomenal Publishing Success of Kuhn’s Structure
Kostas Gavroglu

5Kuhn’s Paradigm of Paradigms: Historical and Epistemological Coordinates of The Copernican Revolution
Pietro Daniel Omodeo

6Contemporary Science and the History and Philosophy of Science
Olival Freire Jr.

7Kuhn in the Cold War
Ursula Klein

8Science, Criticism and the Search for Truth: Philosophical Footnotes to Kuhn’s Historiography
Stefano Gattei

9Two Encounters
Fynn Ole Engler, Jürgen Renn

Part 3: Kuhn’s Legacy

10Thomas Kuhn
Jed Z. Buchwald

11Thomas Kuhn and the Dialogue Between Historians and Philosophers of Science
William Shea

12Constructive Controversy and the Growth of Knowledge
Martin J. S. Rudwick

13The Structure of Scientific Revolutions and History and Philosophy of Science in Historical Perspective
Theodore Arabatzis

14On Reading Kuhn’s Black-Body Theory and the Quantum
Discontinuity, 1894–1912

Richard Staley

15Science, Politics, Economics and Kuhn’s Paradigms
José M. Sánchez-Ron

16Abgesang on Kuhn’s “Revolutions”
Ursula Klein

Part 4: Reinterpreting Kuhn

17The Pendulum as a Social Institution: T. S. Kuhn and the
Sociology of Science

David Bloor

18The Notion of Incommensurability
Harry Collins

19Kuhn, Meritocracy, and Excellence
Michael Segre

20From Structures and Tensions in Science to Configurational Histories of the Practices of Knowledge
John Pickstone

Part 5: Beyond Kuhn

21Kuhnian and Post-Kuhnian Views on How Science Evolves
Mary Jo Nye

22Experimental Turnaround, 360°: The Essential Kuhn Circle
Carsten Reinhardt

23History of Science: The French Connection
John Stachel

24The Professionalization of Research on the History of Science in China and the Influence of Eurocentrism on Chinese Historians of Science
Baichun Zhang

25On Kuhnian and Hacking-Type Revolutions
Silvan S. Schweber

26Goethe Was Right: ‘The History of Science Is Science Itself’
M. Norton Wise

27History of Science and Technology in Portugal: Networking in the European Periphery
Ana Simões

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