Science

A Greatest Integer Function–A Punctuated, Cumulative Approach to the Inquisitive Nature of Science

  • Kristianne C. Anor
Keywords: philosophy, science, kuhn

Abstract

Thomas Kuhn argues that scientific advancements sometimes involve paradigm shifts between incommunsurable theories, thoughts, and concepts. I argue that the phenomenon Kuhn is attempting to describe is better explained as akin to a greatest integer function of punctuated equilibrium. I conclude that Kuhn is mistaken in thinking that science is an actively vigorous, cumulative discipline.

Published
2012-09-12
How to Cite
Anor, K. C. (2012). Science: A Greatest Integer Function–A Punctuated, Cumulative Approach to the Inquisitive Nature of Science. Stance: An International Undergraduate Philosophy Journal, 5(1), 19-30. Retrieved from https://openjournals.bsu.edu/stance/article/view/1803
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