Re: [asa] Kuhn's 2000 book

From: George L. Murphygmurphy@raex.com <Murphygmurphy@raex.com>
Date: Tue Apr 29 2008 - 10:45:26 EDT

I think it's an overstatement to say that Kuhn thought science to be simply "not objective."  There are subjective aspects to it but it isn't totally subjective.

Shalom,

George

> > > James, > > I would be interested in learning how he views science as not being > objective. Certainly, subjectivity does exist in science but objectivity is > foundational to what science is. > > George C > > ----- Original Message ----- > From: "James Mahaffy" > To: > Sent: Monday, April 28, 2008 7:33 PM > Subject: [asa] Kuhn's 2000 book > > > > Folks, > > > > Can anyone tell me how important this 2000 book of Kuhn is? > > > > The road since structure : philosophical essays, 1970-1993, with an > > autobiographical interview > > Kuhn, Thomas S. > > > > A student read it for one of my classes but I can't judge from his > > comments if it adds much to his argumentation in his classic The structure > > of scientific revolutions. I like Kuhn and found him influential in > > showing me that science is not objective so will dig into this book if it > > adds much to his previous book. > > > > James Mahaffy (mahaffy@dordt.edu) Phone: 712 722-6279 > > 498 4th Ave NE > > Biology Department FAX : 712 722-1198 > > Dordt College, Sioux Center IA 51250-1697 > > > > > > To unsubscribe, send a message to majordomo@calvin.edu with > > "unsubscribe asa" (no quotes) as the body of the message. > > > To unsubscribe, send a message to majordomo@calvin.edu with > "unsubscribe asa" (no quotes) as the body of the message. >


George L. Murphy
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