© 2001

Incommensurability and Related Matters

  • Paul Hoyningen-Huene
  • Howard Sankey

Part of the Boston Studies in the Philosophy of Science book series (BSPS, volume 216)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxxiv
  2. Incommensurability, Meaning and Reference

    1. Martin Carrier
      Pages 65-90
    2. Fred Kroon, Robert Nola
      Pages 91-121
  3. Realism and Incommensurability

    1. Harold I. Brown
      Pages 123-142
  4. Incommensurability, Rationality and Relativism

  5. Incommensurability, Multiculturalism and Science Education

  6. Incommensurability, Cognition and Conceptual Change

  7. Back Matter
    Pages 303-337

About this book


Incommensurability and Related Matters draws together some of the most distinguished contributors to the critical literature on the problem of the incommensurability of scientific theories. It addresses all the various problems raised by the problem of incommensurability, such as meaning change, reference of theoretical terms, scientific realism and anti-realism, rationality of theory choice, cognitive aspects of conceptual change, as well as exploring the broader implications of incommensurability for cultural difference. While it offers new work, and new directions of discussion, on the topic of incommensurability, the book also recapitulates the history of the discussion of the topic that has taken place within the literature on incommensurability.


education knowledge metaphysics reason relativism

Editors and affiliations

  • Paul Hoyningen-Huene
    • 1
  • Howard Sankey
    • 2
  1. 1.University of HannoverGermany
  2. 2.University of MelbourneAustralia

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