Notes to Historicist Theories of Scientific Rationality

1. Thanks are due to an anonomous referee for encouraging us to develop this objection here.

2. Notable exceptions are the recent Kuhn scholarship of Paul Hoyningen-Huene (1990, 1993) and the work of Michael Friedman (2002).

3. For example, if the probability distribution functions take the form i(1-e)-kn, for n workers allotted and with i “intrinsic promise”; or if they take the form of a logistic-growth equation from population biology (Kitcher 1990, pp. 12-3).

Copyright © 2014 by
Carl Matheson <matheso@cc.umanitoba.ca>
Justin Dallmann <justin@jdallmann.org>

This is a file in the archives of the Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy.
Please note that some links may no longer be functional.