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Polanyi's presagement of the incommensurability concept

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posted on 2024-06-16, 13:40 authored by S Jacobs
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.

History

Journal

Studies in history and philosophy of science: part A

Volume

33

Pagination

105-120

Location

Oxford, England

ISSN

0039-3681

Language

eng

Notes

Available online 14 February 2002.

Publication classification

C1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal

Copyright notice

2002, Elsevier Science Ltd.

Issue

1

Publisher

Pergamon Press

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