Kuhn vs. Popper

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Kuhn vs. Popper: The Struggle for the Soul of Science (Revolutions in Science)
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Author Steve Fuller
Language English
Published 2003

Kuhn vs. Popper: The Struggle for the Soul of Science (Revolutions in Science) is a 2003 book by Steve Fuller published by Columbia University Press.

Summary[edit]

Fuller uses the 1965 meeting between Thomas Kuhn and Karl Popper, in which they discussed the philosophy of science, as a point of departure to discuss how their respective philosophies have been received by the media, the public, and scholars.

Reception[edit]

Rupert Read called the book worthless, and wrote that it presented an over-simplified and distorted view of both Popper and Kuhn.[1] The Economist wrote that the book was not thorough enough to be convincing.[2] The mass circulation US magazine Popular Science made the book Book of the Month in February 2005.[3] A UK-based on-line site, also called 'Popular Science' but bearing no relation to the magazine, called the book meaningless babble.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Read, Rupert (Sept 2005 v35 i3 p369-387). "Book Review: How and How Not to Write on a "Legendary" Philosopher". Philosophy of the Social Sciences. Retrieved 2008-10-10.  Check date values in: |date= (help)
  2. ^ "Book Review: Kuhn vs. Popper". The Economist. Aug 7, 2003. Retrieved 2008-10-10. 
  3. ^ http://www.popsci.com/scitech/article/2005-02/not-quite-rumble-theoretical-jungle
  4. ^ "Book Review: Kuhn vs. Popper". Popular Science. February 1, 2005, volume 266, issue 2, page 89. Retrieved 2008-10-10.  Check date values in: |date= (help)

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