Whorfian variations on Kantian themes: Kuhn's linguistic turn


Irzik G., Grunberg T.

STUDIES IN HISTORY AND PHILOSOPHY OF SCIENCE, sa.2, ss.207-221, 1998 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier

  • Yayın Türü: Makale / Tam Makale
  • Basım Tarihi: 1998
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1016/s0039-3681(98)00003-x
  • Dergi Adı: STUDIES IN HISTORY AND PHILOSOPHY OF SCIENCE
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.207-221

Özet

Thomas Kuhn's post-1980 writings have increasingly emphasized the role played by language in the characterization of scientific revolutions and incommensurability. We argue that Kuhn's 'linguistic turn' can be understood best against the background of a Whorfian conception of language and certain neo-Kantian themes. While this enables Kuhn to refine and unify his earlier views, it also creates some difficulties. (C) 1998 Elsevier Science Ltd. All rights reserved