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The Intellectual Superpower an Attempt at a Correction of Nowak's Model of Provincialism

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Abstract:

The paper has two goals. First, I reconstruct Nowak's model of provincialism. Second, I argue that there is no room in this model for an intellectual superpower. An intellectual superpower is not simply a paradigm that is buttressed by economic, political, and social resources. Rather it is a network of paradigms that recognize one another as such. In so doing, they create a new quality on the scientific arena that surpasses all single paradigms.

Document Type: Research Article

Publication date: December 1, 2012

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