Early Buddhism and Incommensurability

Charles Goodman (henceforth G)’s Response to the thoughtful paper by Adrian Kuzminski (“Early Buddhism Reconsidered”) in this volume is actually devoted mainly to my book Greek Buddha (2015). Half a century ago, Thomas Kuhn famously coined the term incommensurability to refer to the inability or unwillingness of many scholars in a given field to understand substantially new (“revolutionary”) work. He describes their reactions against it and their attempts to suppress or discredit it. The reason for their response is that new discoveries advance science by challenging and displacing old beliefs and practices. Kuhn accurately describes G’s Response.


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Jul 01 2018
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Philosophy East and West
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