Kuhnenstein: or, the Importance of Being Read

@article{Fuller2005KuhnensteinOT,
  title={Kuhnenstein: or, the Importance of Being Read},
  author={S. Fuller},
  journal={Philosophy of the Social Sciences},
  year={2005},
  volume={35},
  pages={480 - 498}
}
  • S. Fuller
  • Published 2005
  • Philosophy
  • Philosophy of the Social Sciences
I respond to Rupert Read's highly critical review of my Kuhn vs Popper: The Struggle for the Soul Science. In contrast to my pro-Popper take on the debate, Read promotes a Wittgenstein-inflected Kuhn, whom I dub “Kuhnenstein.” Kuhnenstein is largely the figment of Read's—and others'—fertile philosophical imagination as channeled through scholastic philosophical practice. Contra Read, I argue that Kuhnenstein provides not only a poor basis for social epistemology but Kuhnenstein's prominence… Expand
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