Naturalizing Epistemology: Thomas Kuhn and the 'Essential Tension' by F. D'AgostinoNaturalizing Epistemology: Thomas Kuhn and the 'Essential Tension' by F. D'Agostino

Naturalizing Epistemology: Thomas Kuhn and the 'Essential Tension'

byF. D'Agostino

Hardcover | December 18, 2009

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In identifying that the essential tension is the balance between conservative and innovative approaches in the development of knowledge -- tried-and tested or new directions -- Kuhn pointed out that these two attitudes are both appropriate. This study adds to this picture the social and psychological dynamics that underpin any such balancing.
FRED D'AGOSTINO is Professor of Humanities at The University of Queensland, Australia. He co-edits Politics, Philosophy and Economics (PPE) and previously co-edited the Australasian Journal of Philosophy. His most recent books are Free Public Reason (1996) and Incommensurability and Commensuration (2003). He is a Fellow of the Austral...
Title:Naturalizing Epistemology: Thomas Kuhn and the 'Essential Tension'Format:HardcoverDimensions:256 pagesPublished:December 18, 2009Publisher:Palgrave Macmillan UKLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0230240992

ISBN - 13:9780230240995

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Table of Contents

Getting It Together
Essential Tensions
The Facilitative Possibilities
The Consistent Pattern
Motivating Diversity
A Culture of Enquiry
The Division of Labor in Communities of Enquiry
Some Communities of Enquiry
Naturalizing the Essential Tension