Philosophy Lexicon of Arguments

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Incommensurability: non-comparability. Expression by Thomas Kuhn (Th. Kuhn, The structure of scientific revolutions, 1962). Kuhn argues that scientific theories which are replaced in the course of time use terms which are altered in their meaning, and therefore make a comparison of, e.g. measurement results impossible and thus also a comparison of statements.

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Annotation: The above characterizations of concepts are neither definitions nor exhausting presentations of problems related to them. Instead, they are intended to give a short introduction to the contributions below. – Lexicon of Arguments.
 
Author Item    More concepts for author
Davidson, Donald Incommensurability   Davidson, Donald
Feyerabend, Paul Incommensurability   Feyerabend, Paul
Hempel, C. Incommensurability   Hempel, C.
Kuhn, Thomas Incommensurability   Kuhn, Thomas
Putnam, Hilary Incommensurability   Putnam, Hilary
Rorty, Richard Incommensurability   Rorty, Richard


Ed. Martin Schulz, access date 2017-08-17