Zeitschrift für allgemeine Wissenschaftstheorie

, Volume 12, Issue 2, pp 322–339

Quantum gravity and the structure of scientific revolutions

  • Jürgen Audretsch
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Summary

In a case study Kuhn's morphology of scientific revolutions is put to the test in confronting it with the contemporary developments in physics. It is shown in detail, that Kuhn's scheme is not compatible with the situation in physics today.

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© Franz Steiner Verlag GmbH 1981

Authors and Affiliations

  • Jürgen Audretsch
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  1. 1.Universität KonstanzKonstanz

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