Kuhnenstein: or, the importance of being read
UNSPECIFIED (2005) Kuhnenstein: or, the importance of being read. PHILOSOPHY OF THE SOCIAL SCIENCES, 35 (4). pp. 480-498. ISSN 0048-3931Full text not available from this repository.
Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/0048393105280868
I respond to Rupert Read's highly critical review of my Kuhn vs Popper: The Struggle for the Soul Science. In contrast to my pro-Popper take on the debate, Read promotes a Wittgenstein-inflected Kuhn, whom I dub "Kuhnenstein." Kuhnenstein is largely the figment of Read's-and others'-fertile philosophical imagination as channeled through scholastic philosophical practice. Contra Read, I argue that Kuhnenstein provides not only a poor basis for social epistemology but Kuhnenstem's prominence itself exemplifies a poor social epistemology for philosophy. Nevertheless, like Read, I wish to speak in favor of amateurism in philosophy; for me, the exemplar is the dialectical Popper rather than the gnomic and dogmatic Kuhnenstein.
|Item Type:||Journal Item|
|Subjects:||B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BJ Ethics
B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion
|Journal or Publication Title:||PHILOSOPHY OF THE SOCIAL SCIENCES|
|Publisher:||SAGE PUBLICATIONS INC|
|Official Date:||December 2005|
|Number of Pages:||19|
|Page Range:||pp. 480-498|
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