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Where does Kuhn talks about the five characteristics for the choice of theory?

The essay is : "Objectivity, Value Judgment, and Theory Choice”, in The Essential Tension, University of Chicago Press (1977), page 320–on. Previously unpublished; lecure delivered at Furman ...
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How should we choose between different theories according to Rorty, based on Kuhn?

To your final question: Rorty was happy to emphasize Kuhn's influence without needing to follow Kuhn. Search "forward to people who want to out-Kuhn Kuhn" to find a passage from Neil Gross's book ...
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Popper vs Kuhn, Science and Progression

Regarding progress specifically, it might be useful to start with Peirce. Peirce proposed a pragmatist conception of truth as the limit point of the process of empirical investigation and critique — ...
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which books or essays "Kuhn [1981]" is referred to?

Yes, the reference is the right one. See : Thomas Kuhn, The Road since Structure: Philosophical Essays, 1970-1993, Chicago UP (2000), Ch.1 : What Are Scientific Revolutions ? [see : Editor's ...
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How should we choose between different theories according to Rorty, based on Kuhn?

Option (2) is Rorty's unequivocal choice, and he pre-empts objections by declaring that truth and progress are themselves cultural artifacts without any overarching significance. There are only ...
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Where does Kuhn talks about the five characteristics for the choice of theory?

Kuhn developed his 'no algorithm' argument [for theory choice : GT] most thoroughly in a 1977 essay entitled 'Objectivity, Value Judgment, and Theory Choice'. In that essay, he identifies five ...
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Where dows Kuhn talk about intension of concepts?

See SEP's entry The Incommensurability of Scientific Theories : 2.3 Kuhn’s subsequent development of incommensurability : 2.3.1 Taxonomic incommensurability for discussion. The relevant loci are from ...
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Why was the quest for an objective universal demarcation criteria deemed untenable after Kuhn?

Sven Ove Hansson summarizes attempts to create a demarcation between science and pseudo-science after Thomas Kuhn's (1974) use of normal science as a means for demarcation. Under "Criteria based ...
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Kuhn: in what sense is the changed part of an old taxonomy redefined in terms of an "unchanged part"?

We have to see : Ch.2 : Commensurability, Comparability, Communicability, of Thomas Kuhn, The Road since Structure : Philosophical Essays 1970-1993, Chicago UP, page 33-on. The issue is about the ...
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What did Kuhn specifically say about "history for philosophical purposes"?

I believe Kuhn 2000, p.276 refers to the quote by Kuhn himself: "But my objectives in this, throughout, were to make philosophy out of it. I mean, I was perfectly willing to do the history, I ...
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Did the later Kuhn write that when he said "theory" he meant "disciplinary matrix"/"paradigm"?

See SST (1962), page 10: By choosing it [the term "paradigm"] I mean to suggest that some accepted examples of actual scientific practice - examples which include law, theory, application, ...
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Is AI in a Crisis of Science?

Your question appears to be ill informed. Neural networks. Image processing, through layered convolutional neural networks. Natural language processing by Watson (able to beat humans at Jeopardy). ...
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Popper vs Kuhn, Science and Progression

Strictly speaking, Popper wasn't concerned at all with how science progresses, only with the demarcation problem, that is how to tell the difference between science and pseudo-science. Kuhn on the ...
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Is Kuhn's approach to the development of science historicist or not?

-Is Kuhn's view on the development of science historicist in the Hegelian/Marxist sense, or is it ahistorical? The Kuhnian dynamic is historicist, but it is important to distinguish it from the ...
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Is Kuhn's approach to the development of science historicist or not?

Kuhns book The Structure of Scientifoc Revolutions (1962) is a work from history of science which touches also philosophical issues. E.g. see the preface of the author. The concept of revolutions is ...
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Where did Kuhn draw a parallel with Quine's thesis of the indeterminacy of translation?

See T.Kuhn, “Reflections on my Critics”, in Criticism and the Growth of Knowledge, Imre Lakatos and Alan Musgrave (editors), Cambridge University Press (1970). See page 268, with ref to Quine (1960) :...
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Is the whole debate Kuhn-Popper contained in "Criticism and Growth of Knowledge"?

I think so. See the other volumes : Imre Lakatos & Alan Musgrave (editors), Problems in the Philosophy of Mathematics, North Holland (1967) Imre Lakatos & Alan Musgrave (editors), Problems ...
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If Newton's Principia / similar does not impose a rigid approach, then is physics rigorous?

Newton's Principia was a (maybe the most successful one) paradigm in modern science, exactly because it established "physics' rigor" for centuries. See Thomas Kuhn's Concept of a Paradigm : In ...
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Are paradigms still the driving force of scientific revolution?

Kuhn's theory is that the progress of science is not a smooth, linear process. Instead, it is a series of repeating phases. These alternate between periods of incremental, linear, data-driven ...
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Does Descartes identify stimulus, perception and interpretation?

See Descartes and the Pineal Gland : In the Treatise of man, Descartes did not describe man, but a kind of conceptual models of man, namely creatures, created by God, which consist of two ingredients,...
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Differences and similarities between Kuhn and Quine about the indeterminacy of translation

Long comment For Quine, see Indeterminacy of Translation : The general claim of the indeterminacy of translation is that there might be different ways of translating a language which are equally ...
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With regard to the methodological incommensurability, does Kuhn talk about astrology?

I think Kuhn is concerned with incommensurability within science. He doesn't accept astrology as science but characterises it as pseudo-science because of the absence of the paradigm-dominated puzzle ...
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What kind of incommensurability does Kuhn claim rules out convergent realism?

This question has been up for a while so I thought I'd offer an answer (even if incomplete). I haven't read Kuhn's original work though in all of the cases in which I have heard his ...
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What did Kuhn exactly say about the inscrutability of reference?

Thomas S. Kuhn, 'Theory-Change as Structure-Change: Comments on the Sneed Formalism', Erkenntnis (1975-), Vol. 10, No. 2 (Jul., 1976), pp. 179-199 : 191. Seen in this way, the problem of comparing ...
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When did Kuhn talk about Aristotle's errors?

I'd question Kuhns assessment. Here's another assessment by Julian Barbour, a British Physicist who wrote in his book, The Discovery of Dynamics: In most accounts of the history of dynamics, ...
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When did Kuhn talk about Aristotle's errors?

You'll find it in 1987, “What are Scientific Revolutions?”, in The Probabilistic Revolution edited by L. Krüger, L. Daston, and M. Heidelberger, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press: 7-22. Reprinted ...
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