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Kuhn's Structure of Scientific Revolutions at Fifty: Reflections on a Science Classic

Robert J. "Richards and Lorraine Daston

Abstract

Kuhn’s Structure of Scientific Revolutions at Fifty is a collection of essay in celebration of the 50th anniversary of the publication of Thomas Kuhn’s famous book. The essays reconstruct the evolution of Kuhn’s thought from his college years to the reception and application of his conception of paradigms. Using archival evidence, the authors assess the impact of his early training in physics, his study of philosophy and psychology, and the politics of the “Red Scare” and “the Cold War.” Among the topics of special concern are Kuhn’s “Aristotle experience,” his immersion in the practice of phy ... More

Keywords: Thomas Kuhn, Structure of Scientific Revolutions, paradigm, exemplar, Gestalt switch, Incommensurability, normal science, scientific revolutions, scientific community

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2016 Print ISBN-13: 9780226317038
Published to Chicago Scholarship Online: September 2016 DOI:10.7208/chicago/9780226317175.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Robert J. "Richards, editor
University of Chicago

Lorraine Daston, editor
Institute for the History of Science and the University of Chicago.