Novelty and Revolution in Art and Science: The Connection between Kuhn and Cavell

  title={Novelty and Revolution in Art and Science: The Connection between Kuhn and Cavell},
  author={V. Kindi},
  journal={Perspectives on Science},
  • V. Kindi
  • Published 2010
  • Philosophy
  • Perspectives on Science
  • In the paper I maintain that there is a connection between Thomas S. Kuhn and Stanley Cavell as regards novelty and revolution in the history of science and in the arts. I argue that the influence is not unidirectional, from Cavell to Kuhn, as it is usually taken to be the case, but, rather, that Kuhn's understanding of revolution contributed to a similar understanding of novelty by Cavell in relation to the arts. Novelty, in this latter conception, is tied to tradition and it is brought about… CONTINUE READING
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