Naturalizing the essential tension

D'Agostino, Fred (2008) Naturalizing the essential tension. Synthese, 162 2: 275-308. doi:10.1007/s11229-007-9192-7

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Author D'Agostino, Fred
Title Naturalizing the essential tension
Journal name Synthese   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0039-7857
Publication date 2008-05
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1007/s11229-007-9192-7
Open Access Status
Volume 162
Issue 2
Start page 275
End page 308
Total pages 34
Place of publication The Netherlands
Publisher Springer
Language eng
Subject 0302 Inorganic Chemistry
0305 Organic Chemistry
Abstract Kuhn’s “essential tension” between conservative and innovative imperatives in enquiry has an empirical analogue—between the potential benefits of collectivization of enquiry and the social dynamic impediments to effective sharing of information and insights in collective settings. A range of empirical materials from social psychology and organization theory are considered which bear on the issue of balancing these opposing forces and an institution is described in which they are balanced in a way which is appropriate for collective knowledge production.
Keyword Kuhn
Social epistemology
Social comparison
Bounded rationality
Assembly bonus
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