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GONZALEZ, Carlos E. Technified observations and comparability in sciences. Andamios [online]. 2007, vol.4, n.7, pp. 77-95. ISSN 1870-0063.

In this paper, I criticize the notion of incommensurability between scientific theories proposed by Kuhn and I put forward a form of comparability based on what I call technified observations as a way to avoid the problem of theory-laddenness produced by un-translatability between theories. I develop three criticisms to the notion of translation that underlies the kuhnian project and to the use of the term incommensurability to refer to this form of lack of isomorphism. I also suggest a way in which progress in science is possible. Finally, I point out some consequences this proposal has for the philosophy, history and sociology of science and for some issues in general epistemology.

Palabras llave : Comparability; Kuhn; incommensurability; translatability; theory-laddenness.

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