A note on measuring normal science

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Petrovich provides an insightful study on analytic philosophy (AP) with the intention of determining whether this sub-field of philosophy has been operating within what Kuhn calls a normal science framework. Through a citation analysis, Petrovich concludes that AP does not exhibit the sort of pattern that we would expect of a field operating in a normal science phase. I take issue with Petrovich’s way of measuring normal science. I provide some insight into how we might better measure normal science in future studies.
Original languageEnglish
JournalScientometrics
Volume117
Issue number1
Pages (from-to)647-650
ISSN0138-9130
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Oct 2018

    Research areas

  • normal science, citation analysis, Thomas Kuhn, scientific fields, analytic philosophy

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