Re: PHIL: Critique of Kuhn

From: Robin Hanson (
Date: Sat Jun 24 2000 - 10:35:22 MDT

At 06:25 PM 6/23/2000 -0400, you wrote:
>Here's a nice critique of Thomas Kuhn and his influence on the modern
>philosophy of science:

       "In his new book Thomas Kuhn: A Philosophical History for
       Our Times,[1] Steve Fuller agrees with the above analysis in only
       one respect. He too thinks the effect of Kuhn's book was a bad
       one. But Fuller is a professor of sociology at the University of
       Warwick, and he has the attitudes that a sociologist would predict
       for a Midlands professor of sociology. His complaint is that Kuhn
       was not nearly revolutionary enough, especially in politics."

Btw, Steve Fuller was the editor that published my "Could Gambling Save
Science" paper. I've met him many times, and he is smart and engaging.

Robin Hanson
Asst. Prof. Economics, George Mason University
MSN 1D3, Carow Hall, Fairfax VA 22030
703-993-2326 FAX: 703-993-2323

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