The Structure of Scientific Revolutions
Publish date: 2012-04-18
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
Pages no: 228
Edition language: English
Kuhn’s thesis is that scientific progress does not proceed cumulatively, as most people have believed. Instead, he says that it oscillates between stable periods of normal science, during which scientists elaborate and extend a single dominant paradigm, and revolutionary breaks, when an existing par...
This kind of book is why I love audible so much. I never would have read it let alone understand it if it weren't for being on audible. The book is written at such a level that anyone can follow what he's trying to say. I never would have realized that if I were reading the book on my own. (God bles...
The premise of the book is that science doesn't progress by the cumulative addition of knowledge, but instead advances by major shifts in paradigms that replace, rather than increment, large parts of previous paradigms. To begin with, scientific research in a specific subject is carried out within t...
Seminal work in the field of science studies, and one of my earliest readings in it as well.
e-version: http://sciencepolicy.colorado.edu/students/envs_5110/structure_of_scientific_revolutions.pdfGreat review: http://www.guardian.co.uk/science/2012/aug/19/thomas-kuhn-structure-scientific-revolutions
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