The Structure of Scientific Revolutions Book
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The Structure of Scientific Revolutions


  • Author : Thomas S. Kuhn
  • Publisher : University of Chicago Press
  • Release Date : 1996
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages : 212
  • ISBN 10 : 0226458083

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The Structure of Scientific Revolutions Book Description :

An analysis of the history of science. Its publication was a landmark event in the sociology of knowledge, and popularized the terms paradigm and paradigm shift.

The Structure of Scientific Revolutions Book
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The Structure of Scientific Revolutions


  • Author : Thomas S Kuhn
  • Publisher :
  • Release Date : 1970
  • Genre: Naturwissenschaften - Paradigma Wissenschaftstheorie - Wissenschaftliche Revolution
  • Pages : 210
  • ISBN 10 : UOM:39015000148380

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The Structure of Scientific Revolutions Book Description :

Thomas S. Kuhn's classic book is now available with a new index. "A landmark in intellectual history which has attracted attention far beyond its own immediate field. . . . It is written with a combination of depth and clarity that make it an almost unbroken series of aphorisms. . . . Kuhn does not permit truth to be a criterion of scientific theories, he would presumably not claim his own theory to be true. But if causing a revolution is the hallmark of a superior paradigm, [this book] has been a resounding success." --Nicholas Wade, Science "Perhaps the best explanation of [the] process of discovery." --William Erwin Thompson, New York Times Book Review "Occasionally there emerges a book which has an influence far beyond its originally intended audience. . . . Thomas Kuhn's The Structure of Scientific Revolutions . . . has clearly emerged as just such a work." --Ron Johnston, Times Higher Education Supplement "Among the most influential academic books in this century." -- Choice --One of "The Hundred Most Influential Books Since the Second World War," Times Literary Supplement Thomas S. Kuhn was the Laurence Rockefeller Professor Emeritus of linguistics and philosophy at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. His books include The Essential Tension; Black-Body Theory and the Quantum Discontinuity, 1894-1912; and The Copernican Revolution.

The Structure of Scientific Revolutions Book

The Structure of Scientific Revolutions


  • Author : Thomas S. Kuhn
  • Publisher : University of Chicago Press
  • Release Date : 2012-04-18
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages : 264
  • ISBN 10 : 9780226458144

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The Structure of Scientific Revolutions Book Description :

A good book may have the power to change the way we see the world, but a great book actually becomes part of our daily consciousness, pervading our thinking to the point that we take it for granted, and we forget how provocative and challenging its ideas once were—and still are. The Structure of Scientific Revolutions is that kind of book. When it was first published in 1962, it was a landmark event in the history and philosophy of science. Fifty years later, it still has many lessons to teach. With The Structure of Scientific Revolutions, Kuhn challenged long-standing linear notions of scientific progress, arguing that transformative ideas don’t arise from the day-to-day, gradual process of experimentation and data accumulation but that the revolutions in science, those breakthrough moments that disrupt accepted thinking and offer unanticipated ideas, occur outside of “normal science,” as he called it. Though Kuhn was writing when physics ruled the sciences, his ideas on how scientific revolutions bring order to the anomalies that amass over time in research experiments are still instructive in our biotech age. This new edition of Kuhn’s essential work in the history of science includes an insightful introduction by Ian Hacking, which clarifies terms popularized by Kuhn, including paradigm and incommensurability, and applies Kuhn’s ideas to the science of today. Usefully keyed to the separate sections of the book, Hacking’s introduction provides important background information as well as a contemporary context. Newly designed, with an expanded index, this edition will be eagerly welcomed by the next generation of readers seeking to understand the history of our perspectives on science.

Kuhn s  Structure of Scientific Revolutions  at Fifty Book

Kuhn s Structure of Scientific Revolutions at Fifty


  • Author : Robert J. Richards
  • Publisher : University of Chicago Press
  • Release Date : 2016-03-25
  • Genre: Philosophy
  • Pages : 202
  • ISBN 10 : 9780226317205

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Kuhn s Structure of Scientific Revolutions at Fifty Book Description :

Thomas S. Kuhn's 'The Structure of Scientific Revolutions' was a watershed event when it was published in 1962, upending the previous understanding of science as a slow, logical accumulation of facts and introducing, with the concept of the 'paradigm shift,' social and psychological considerations into the heart of the scientific process. The essays in this book exhume important historical context for Kuhn's work, critically analyzing its foundations in twentieth-century science, politics and Kuhn's own intellectual biography.

Kuhn   s The Structure of Scientific Revolutions Revisited Book

Kuhn s The Structure of Scientific Revolutions Revisited


  • Author : Vasso Kindi
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2013-05-20
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages : 270
  • ISBN 10 : 9781136243202

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Kuhn s The Structure of Scientific Revolutions Revisited Book Description :

The year 2012 marks the 50th anniversary of the publication of Thomas S. Kuhn’s The Structure of Scientific Revolutions. Up until recently, the book’s philosophical reception has been shaped, for the most part, by the debates and the climate in philosophy of science in the 1960s and 1970s; this new collection of essays takes a renewed look at this work. This volume concentrates on particular issues addressed or raised in light of recent scholarship and without the pressure of the immediate concerns scholars had at the time of the Structure’s publication. There has been extensive research on all of the major issues concerning the development of science which are discussed in Structure, work in which the scholars contributing to this volume have all been actively involved. In recent years they have pursued novel research on a number of topics relevant to Structure’s concerns, such as the nature and function of concepts, the complexity of logical positivism and its legacy, the relation of history to philosophy of science, the character of scientific progress and rationality, and scientific realism, all of which are brought together and given new light in this text. In this way, our book makes new connections and undertakes new approaches in an effort to understand the Structure’s significance in the canon of philosophy of science.

Kuhn   s Structure of Scientific Revolutions   50 Years On Book

Kuhn s Structure of Scientific Revolutions 50 Years On


  • Author : William J. Devlin
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Release Date : 2015-05-18
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages : 199
  • ISBN 10 : 9783319133836

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Kuhn s Structure of Scientific Revolutions 50 Years On Book Description :

In 1962, the publication of Thomas Kuhn’s Structure ‘revolutionized’ the way one conducts philosophical and historical studies of science. Through the introduction of both memorable and controversial notions, such as paradigms, scientific revolutions, and incommensurability, Kuhn argued against the traditionally accepted notion of scientific change as a progression towards the truth about nature, and instead substituted the idea that science is a puzzle solving activity, operating under paradigms, which become discarded after it fails to respond accordingly to anomalous challenges and a rival paradigm. Kuhn’s Structure has sold over 1.4 million copies and the Times Literary Supplement named it one of the “Hundred Most Influential Books since the Second World War.” Now, fifty years after this groundbreaking work was published, this volume offers a timely reappraisal of the legacy of Kuhn’s book and an investigation into what Structure offers philosophical, historical, and sociological studies of science in the future.

The Structure of Scientific Revolutions Book

The Structure of Scientific Revolutions


  • Author : Jo Hedesan
  • Publisher : CRC Press
  • Release Date : 2017-07-05
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 130
  • ISBN 10 : 9781351353472

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The Structure of Scientific Revolutions Book Description :

Thomas Kuhn’s The Structure of Scientific Revolutions can be seen, without exaggeration, as a landmark text in intellectual history. In his analysis of shifts in scientific thinking, Kuhn questioned the prevailing view that science was an unbroken progression towards the truth. Progress was actually made, he argued, via "paradigm shifts", meaning that evidence that existing scientific models are flawed slowly accumulates – in the face, at first, of opposition and doubt – until it finally results in a crisis that forces the development of a new model. This development, in turn, produces a period of rapid change – "extraordinary science," Kuhn terms it – before an eventual return to "normal science" begins the process whereby the whole cycle eventually repeats itself. This portrayal of science as the product of successive revolutions was the product of rigorous but imaginative critical thinking. It was at odds with science’s self-image as a set of disciplines that constantly evolve and progress via the process of building on existing knowledge. Kuhn’s highly creative re-imagining of that image has proved enduringly influential – and is the direct product of the author’s ability to produce a novel explanation for existing evidence and to redefine issues so as to see them in new ways.