This volume presents a collection of essays devoted to the analysis of scientific change and stability. It explores the balance and tension that exist between commensurability and continuity on the one hand and incommensurability and discontinuity on the other. The book constitutes fully revised versions of papers that were originally presented at an international colloquium held at the University of Nancy, France, in June 2004.
Represents the most recent thinking on the topic of incommensurability and scientific theory change
Each individual chapter appears with a critical commentary that typically represents an opposing viewpoint
Reflects and promotes interaction between French philosophy of science and philosophers of science from English-language philosophy of science