The Intellectual Superpower an Attempt at a Correction of Nowak's Model of Provincialism
Author: Paprzycka, Katarzyna
Source: Poznan Studies in the Philosophy of the Sciences and the Humanities, THINKING ABOUT PROVINCIALISM IN THINKING Edited by Krzysztof Brzechczyn&Katarzyna Paprzycka , pp. 289-301(13)
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: 1 December 2012