In this paper I argue that we can understand incommensurability in a naturalistic, psychological manner. Cognitive habits can be acquired and so differ between individuals. Drawing on psychological work concerning analogical thinking and thinking with schemata, I argue that incommensurability arises between individuals with different cognitive habits and between groups with different shared cognitive habits.
|Title of host publication||Rethinking Scientific Change and Theory Comparison|
|Editors||Léna Soler, Howard Sankey, Paul Hoyningen-Huene|
|Place of Publication||Dordrecht|
|Number of pages||19|
|Publication status||Published - 2007|
|Name||Boston Studies in the Philosophy of Science|