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The Structure of Scientific Revolutions - Thomas S. Kuhn

The Structure of Scientific Revolutions

Paperback Published: 30th April 2012
ISBN: 9780226458120
Number Of Pages: 288

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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.

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"Thomas S. Kuhn didn't invent the phrase paradigm shift, but he popularized it and gave it the meaning it has today. He also triggered one when he published The Structure of Scientific Revolutions in 1962.... After Kuhn, we can no longer ignore the fact that however powerful science is, it's as flawed as the scientists who do it." -Time, All-Time 100 Best Nonfiction Books "Occasionally there emerges a book which has an influence far beyond its originally intended audience.... Thomas S. Kuhn's The Structure of Scientific Revolutions... has clearly emerged as just such a work." -Ron Johnston, Times Higher Education Supplement "The book really did change 'the image of science by which we are now possessed.' Forever." -Ian Hacking, from the Introduction "Perhaps the best explanation of the process of discovery." -William Irwin Thompson, New York Times Book Review "A landmark in intellectual history which has attracted attention far beyond its own immediate field.... If causing a revolution is the hallmark of a superior paradigm, Structure has been a resounding success." -Nicholas Wade, Science "Among the most influential academic books in this century." -Choice"

Introductory Essayp. vii
Prefacep. xxxix
Introduction: A Role for Historyp. 1
The Route to Normal Sciencep. 10
The Nature of Normal Sciencep. 23
Normal Science as Puzzle-solvingp. 35
The Priority of Paradigmsp. 43
Anomaly and the Emergence of Scientific Discoveriesp. 52
Crisis and the Emergence of Scientific Theoriesp. 66
The Response to Crisisp. 77
The Nature and Necessity of Scientific Revolutionsp. 92
Revolutions as Changes of World Viewp. 111
The Invisibility of Revolutionsp. 135
The Resolution of Revolutionsp. 143
Progress through Revolutionsp. 159
Postscript-1969p. 173
Indexp. 209
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ISBN: 9780226458120
ISBN-10: 0226458121
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 288
Published: 30th April 2012
Publisher: The University of Chicago Press
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 21.6 x 14.0  x 1.9
Weight (kg): 0.36
Edition Number: 4

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