"The Cultural Significance Of Accounts" ( D.R. Scott ) Analytical Essay by The Research Group

"The Cultural Significance Of Accounts" ( D.R. Scott )
Examines the author's history of economics and accounting and its relationship to Thomas Kuhn's and Bruno Latour's theories of scientific paradigms.
# 22305 | 2,925 words | 10 sources | 1995 | US
Published on Mar 07, 2003 in English (Analysis) , Sociology (General) , Economics (General) , Accounting (General)


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"The purpose of this research is to examine whether the actual history of science regarding D.R. Scott's Cultural Significance of Accounts bears out Thomas S. Kuhn's thesis of the structure of scientific revolutions as following patterns of discovery, development of a paradigm, the emergence of anomalies producing crisis, and the development of new paradigms, all of which lead to a shift in the overall scientific world view. In addition, Scott's theory will be analyzed from the standpoint of Latour's theory of the black box as containing fundamental truth, to see whether Scott's views have the effect of either opening closed boxes to replace existing theory on one hand or constitute the emergence of an entirely new paradigm on the other. As appropriate, both scientific and what might be termed the extrascientific elements of prevailing culture will be cited, with a ..."

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