I. Epistemological Relativism in its Latest Form

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Gerald Doppelt’s recent ‘Kuhn’s Epistemological Relativism: An Interpretation and Defense’ (Inquiry, Vol. 21 [1978], pp 33-86) offers a reconstruction of Thomas Kuhn’s views concerning theory choice in science in which Kuhn’s ‘incommensurability thesis’, and his epistemological relativism, are defended. It is argued that Doppelt’s reconstruction fails to provide an adequate defense, and that both Kuhn’s incommensurability thesis, and his epistemological relativism, as reconstructed by Doppelt, remain philosophically unacceptable.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)107-123
Number of pages17
JournalInquiry (United Kingdom)
Volume23
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - 1980
Externally publishedYes

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I. Epistemological Relativism in its Latest Form. / Siegel, Harvey.

In: Inquiry (United Kingdom), Vol. 23, No. 1, 1980, p. 107-123.

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