Rereading Normal Science

Dimitri Ginev
2003 Crítica. Revista Hispanoamericana de Filosofía  
This paper considers the relevance of a class of hermeneutic concepts to the philosophical reading of normal scientific research. The author opposes the view that the notion of "normal science" can only be read in socio-psychological, sociological or ethnomethodological terms. By drawing parallels between Kuhn's original reading of puzzle-solving enterprise and Gadamer's philosophical hermeneutics, a context of "Continental theories" for interpreting the dynamics of research practices is
more » ... ted. The rereading of normal science provides the opportunity for developing a hermeneutic alternative to the analytic philosophy of science.
doi:10.22201/iifs.18704905e.2003.1055 fatcat:4g4sraw5fzhpfhqzdwjtgsyaqu