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Why Was Kuhn's Structure More Successful than Polanyi's Personal Knowledge? (2013)


Thomas Kuhn has been seen as the preeminent philosopher in the so-called historicist turn in the philosophy of science, with others---including Michael Polanyi---relegated to his slipstream. Yet the supersession of Polanyi seems curious in a way, as his Personal Knowledge---published just 3 years before Structure---contains many of the same ideas that Kuhn put to use in his philosophy of science. Why is it, therefore, that history has seen Structure supersede Personal Knowledge?

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Authors & Contributors
Jacobs, Struan
Mussell, James
Wardhaugh, Benjamin
Aronova, Elena
Zuidervaart, Huibert Jan
Nye, Mary Jo
Studies in History and Philosophy of Science
British Society for the History of Mathematics Bulletin
History and Philosophy of the Life Sciences
Physics in Perspective
Eighteenth-Century Studies
Eighteenth-Century Life
Cambridge University Press
Petra Books
University of Toronto Press, Scholarly Publishing Division
Popular culture
Science and literature
Philosophy of science
Science fiction
Public understanding of science
Polanyi, Michael
Kuhn, Thomas S.
Popper, Karl Raimund
Feyerabend, Paul K.
Wigner, Eugene Paul
Ferrier, David
Time Periods
19th century
20th century, late
20th century
18th century
17th century
20th century, early
Great Britain

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