Descartes Agonistes

John A. Schuster’s Research, Textbooks, Reviews and Occasional Pieces on the History, Philosophy and Sociology of Scientific Knowledge.

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To appear in Renaissance Quarterly, Summer 2010.

Appeared online in Journal of Historical Biography 5 (Spring 2009): 48-83.

J.A. Schuster, Kuhn and Lakatos Revisited, BJHS 12 (1979), 301-317.  Essay review of Kuhn, Essential Tension and Lakatos, Collected Papers vol 1

Review Essay on H. Floris Cohen, How Modern Science Came into the World: Four Civilizations, One Seventeenth–Century Breakthrough, Amsterdam University Press, Amsterdam, 2010.

The review has appeared online in Metascience, 2012, referenced as (DOI) 10.1007/s11016-012-9645-6. It will soon appear in hard copy version. What is posted here is the extended version, roughly 1000 words longer. The main additional passages, not in the Metascience version, appear in blue.

This review essay concerning James Marcum’s Thomas Kuhn’s Two Revolutions is a longer and more fully documented version of the review which has appeared in the on-line journal, Notre Dame Philosophical Reviews.