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Polanyi's presagement of the incommensurability concept

Jacobs, Struan 2002, Polanyi's presagement of the incommensurability concept, Studies in history and philosophy of science: part A, vol. 33, no. 1, pp. 105-120, doi: 10.1016/S0039-3681(01)00031-0.

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Title Polanyi's presagement of the incommensurability concept
Author(s) Jacobs, Struan
Journal name Studies in history and philosophy of science: part A
Volume number 33
Issue number 1
Start page 105
End page 120
Publisher Pergamon Press
Place of publication Oxford, England
Publication date 2002-03
ISSN 0039-3681
Keyword(s) incommensurability
conceptual framework
logical gap
Summary Kuhn and Feyerabend have little to say about the thought of Michael Polanyi, and the secondary literature on Polanyi's relation to them is meagre. I argue that Polanyi's view, in Personal knowledge and in other writings, of conceptual frameworks ‘segregated’ by a ‘logical gap’ as giving rise to controversies in science foreshadowed Kuhn and Feyerabend's theme of incommensurability. The similarity between the thinkers is, I suggest, no coincidence.
Notes Available online 14 February 2002.
Language eng
DOI 10.1016/S0039-3681(01)00031-0
Field of Research 220299 History and Philosophy of Specific Fields not elsewhere classified
HERDC Research category C1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
Copyright notice ©2002, Elsevier Science Ltd.
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Collection: School of Social and International Studies
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