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Main Title The structure of scientific revolutions /
Author Kuhn, Thomas S.,
Other Authors
Author Title of a Work
Hacking, Ian.
Publisher The University of Chicago Press,
Year Published 2012
OCLC Number 756577696
ISBN 9780226458113 (cloth : alkaline paper); 0226458113 (cloth : alkaline paper); 9780226458120 (paperback : alkaline paper); 0226458121 (paperback : alkaline paper)
Subjects Science--Philosophy. ; Science--History. ; Wissenschaftliche Revolution.--(DE-588)4127252-3 ; Paradigma.--(DE-588)4044590-2 ; Wissenschaftstheorie.--(DE-588)4117665-0 ; Wissenschaft.--(DE-588)4066562-8 ; Paradigmenwechsel.--(DE-588)4173260-1 ; Philosophie.--(DE-588)4045791-6 ; Naturwissenschaften.--(DE-588)4041421-8 ; Vetenskapsteori. ; Vetenskapshistoria. ; Philosophy--history.
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
EJAM  Q175.K95 2012 Region 3 Library/Philadelphia, PA 10/09/2012
Edition Fourth edition.
Collation xlvi, 217 p. ; 22 cm.
"50th anniversary edition"--cover. Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Notes
A role for history -- The route to normal science -- The nature of normal science -- Normal science as puzzle-solving -- The priority of paradigms -- Anomaly and the emergence of scientific discoveries -- Crisis and the emergence of scientific theories -- The response to crisis -- The nature and necessity of scientific revolutions -- Revolutions as changes of world view -- The invisibility of revolutions -- The resolution of revolutions -- Progress through revolutions. This new edition of Kuhn's work in the history of science includes an introduction by Ian Hacking, which clarifies terms popularized by Kuhn, including paradigm and incommensurability, and applies Kuhn's ideas to the science of today. 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.