Menachem Fisch

HOPOS and the Paradigm Shifts of Philosophy

Michael Friedman has famously argued that to account for the rationality of scientific framework transitions, one must look to philosophy (and other neighboring disciplines) where alternatives to the reigning scientific framework, and hence unthinkable within science, were discussed. However, the problem of the rationality of framework transitions, the paper argues, is not limited to science, and arises, no less acutely within philosophy itself.