The Paranoid Style in American History of Science

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Published 23-09-2012
George Reisch

Abstract

Historian Richard Hofstadter's observations about American cold-war politics are used to contextualize Thomas Kuhn's The Structure of Scientific Revolutions and argue that substantive claims about the nature of scientific knowledge and scientific change found in Structure were adopted from this cold-war political culture

How to Cite

Reisch, G. (2012). The Paranoid Style in American History of Science. THEORIA. An International Journal for Theory, History and Foundations of Science, 27(3), 323–342. https://doi.org/10.1387/theoria.6273
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Keywords

Thomas S. Kuhn, The Structure of Scientific Revolutions, Richard Hofstadter, "The Paranoid Style in American Politics, " Cold War, James B. Conant, Brainwashing

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MONOGRAPHIC SECTION