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The Paranoid Style in American History of Science

Reisch, George (2012) The Paranoid Style in American History of Science. THEORIA. An International Journal for Theory, History and Foundations of Science, 27 (3). pp. 323-342. ISSN 2171-679X

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Abstract

Historian Richard Hofstadter’s observations about American cold-war politics are used to contextualize Thomas Kuhn’s The Structure of Scientific Revolutions and argue that substantive claims about the nature of scientific knowledge and scientific change found in Structure were adopted from this cold-war political culture.

Las observaciones del historiador Richard Hofstadter sobre la política americana en la Guerra Fría se utilizan
para contextualizar La estructura de las revoluciones científicas de Thomas Kuhn y sostener que algunas
afirmaciones fundamentales sobre la naturaleza del conocimiento científico y el cambio científico que se
pueden hallar en La estructura fueron adoptadas de esta cultura política de la Guerra Fría.


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Reisch, George
Additional Information: ISSN: 0495-4548 (print)
Keywords: Thomas S. Kuhn; The Structure of Scientific Revolutions; Richard Hofstadter; “The Paranoid Style in American Politics;” Cold War; James B. Conant; Brainwashing; La estructura de las revoluciones científicas; Guerra Fría; lavado de cerebro.
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Date Deposited: 09 Jan 2014 21:05
Last Modified: 09 Jan 2014 21:05
Item ID: 10198
Journal or Publication Title: THEORIA. An International Journal for Theory, History and Foundations of Science
Publisher: Euskal Herriko Unibertsitatea / Universidad del País Vasco
Official URL: http://www.ehu.es/ojs/index.php/THEORIA/article/vi...
DOI or Unique Handle: 10.1387/theoria.6273
Date: September 2012
Page Range: pp. 323-342
Volume: 27
Number: 3
ISSN: 2171-679X
URI: http://philsci-archive.pitt.edu/id/eprint/10198

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