Epistemological barriers to radical behaviorism.

  title={Epistemological barriers to radical behaviorism.},
  author={William T O'Donohue and Glenn M. Callaghan and Lorenz Ruckstuhl},
  journal={The Behavior analyst},
  volume={21 2},
The historian and philosopher of science Gaston Bachelard proposed the concept of epistemological barriers to describe the intellectual challenges encountered by scientists in their work. In order to embrace novel ways of approaching a problem in science, scientists must overcome barriers or obstacles posed by their prior views. For example, Einsteinian physics presents scientists with claims that space is curved and that time and space are on the same continuum. We utilize Bachelard's concept… CONTINUE READING
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