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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; 0226458113; 9780226458120; 0226458121
Subjects Science--Philosophy ; Science--History ; Philosophy--history ; Wissenschaftliche Revolution ; Paradigma--Wissenschaftstheorie ; Paradigmenwechsel ; Philosophie ; Naturwissenschaften ; Vetenskapsteori ; Vetenskapshistoria ; 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
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 pages ; 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. "When it was first published in 1962, The Structure of Scientific Revolutions 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, Thomas S. Kuhn challenge long-standing linear notions of scientific progress, arguing that transformative ideas do not 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." --