By briefly reviewing three well-known scientific revolutions in fundamental physics (the discovery of inertia, of special relativity and of general relativity), I claim that problems that were supposed to be crying for a dynamical explanation in the old paradigm ended up receiving a structural explanation in the new one. This claim is meant to give more substance to Kuhn’s view that revolutions are accompanied by a shift in what needs to be explained, while suggesting at the same time the existence of a pattern that is common to all of the discussed case-studies. It remains to be seen whether also quantum mechanics, in particular entanglement, conforms to this pattern
Dorato, M. (2014). Causal versus structural explanations in scientific revolutions. SYNTHESE.
|Titolo:||Causal versus structural explanations in scientific revolutions|
DORATO, Mauro (Corresponding)
|Data di pubblicazione:||2014|
|Citazione:||Dorato, M. (2014). Causal versus structural explanations in scientific revolutions. SYNTHESE.|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||1.1 Articolo in rivista|