Ideas of Thomas S. Kuhn, by Theme

[American, 1922 - 1997, Born in Cincinnatti. Pupil of Willard Quine. Professor at Chicago University, and at Princeton.]

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3. Truth / H. Deflationary Truth / 2. Deflationary Truth
'Truth' may only apply within a theory
14. Science / A. Basis of Science / 6. Falsification
Most theories are continually falsified
14. Science / B. Scientific Theories / 5. Commensurability
Kuhn has a description theory of reference, so the reference of 'electron' changes with the descriptions
Galileo's notions can't be 'incommensurable' if we can fully describe them
In theory change, words shift their natural reference, so the theories are incommensurable