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History of Science without Structure

History of Science without Structure

Thomas Kuhn’s highly suggestive example of a structural transformation consists in an experiment on the psychology of perception in which the normal visual field is turned upside down by inverting glasses and then eventually rights itself as the subject becomes accustomed to the upside-down perspective. For Kuhn, experiments with inverting glasses served as powerful metaphor (and perhaps more than a metaphor) for paradigm shifts, and in particular, for what was wrong with the view that theory change was simply a matter of re-interpreting the same, stable perceptual data. More History of Science without Structure

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Global Transfer of Knowledge and the Globalization of Knowledge

Global Transfer of Knowledge and the Globalization of Knowledge

The Globalization of Knowledge has a long history. In four sessions of discussions with scholars from different disciplines it will be asked how transfer was achieved, which kinds of media were involved and in which spaces such ...More Global Transfer of Knowledge and the Globalization of Knowledge

Anthropologie und Ethnologie im 18. und 19. Jahrhundert

Anthropologie und Ethnologie im 18. und 19. Jahrhundert

Im Rahmen einer Kooperation zwischen dem MPI für ethnologische Forschung in Halle (Saale) und dem MPI für Wissenschaftsgeschichte in Berlin wurde am 27. März 2012 in Berlin ein Workshop zur Geschichte der Ethnologie und Anthropologie ...More Anthropologie und Ethnologie im 18. und 19. Jahrhundert

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