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-editsPolitics, Philosophy and Economics (PPE)and previously co-edited theAustralasian Journal of Philosophy. His most recent books areFree Public Reason(1996) andIncommensurability and Commensuration(2003). He is a Fellow of the Australian Acad...
Title:Naturalizing Epistemology: Thomas Kuhn and the 'Essential Tension'Format:HardcoverDimensions:216 pages, 8.5 × 5.51 × 0.56 inPublished:December 18, 2009Publisher:Palgrave MacmillanLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0230240992

ISBN - 13:9780230240995


Table of Contents

Acknowledgements 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 References Index