0

Kuhn continued to develop his conceptual approach to incommensurability. At the time of his death he had made considerable progress on a book in which he related incommensurability to issues in developmental psychology and concept acquisition.

(source: Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy)

Where did Kuhn express his last thoughts about incommensurability (in other terms, which book is the above-mentioned quote referred to)?

  • 1
    According to the SEP article on incommensurability "They are described in a number of essays and published lectures that were collected in (Kuhn 2000, cf. chs. 3, 4, 5, 10 & 11), and a last as yet unpublished book by Kuhn on incommensurability is still pending (Conant and Haugeland 2000, 2)." – Nick R Jul 20 '18 at 17:11
  • 1
    A nice commentary on Kuhn's late thoughts about incommensurability is in chapter 3 of Zammito's Nice Derangement of Epistemes (paraphrase of Davidson's Nice Derangement of Epitaphs). He cites 1982 address Commensurability, Comparability, Communicability and The Road since Structure. Chen gives even fuller bibliography. I do not think the "pending" book ever came out. – Conifold Jul 21 '18 at 23:46

Your Answer

By clicking “Post Your Answer”, you agree to our terms of service, privacy policy and cookie policy

Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.