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Carnap and Kuhn: Arch Enemies or Close Allies?

Gürol Irzik and Teo Grünberg
The British Journal for the Philosophy of Science
Vol. 46, No. 3 (Sep., 1995), pp. 285-307
Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/687658
Page Count: 23
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Carnap and Kuhn: Arch Enemies or Close Allies?
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Abstract

We compare Carnap's and Kuhn's views on science. Although there are important differences between them, the similarities are striking. The basis for the latter is a pragmatically oriented semantic conventionalist picture of science, which suggests that the view that post-positivist philosophy of science constitutes a radical revolution which has no interesting affinities with logical positivism must be seriously mistaken.

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