The Structure of Scientific Revolutions

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University of Chicago Press, 1996 - Science - 212 pages
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Thomas S. Kuhn's classic book is now available with a new index.

"A landmark in intellectual history which has attracted attention far beyond its own immediate field. . . . It is written with a combination of depth and clarity that make it an almost unbroken series of aphorisms. . . . Kuhn does not permit truth to be a criterion of scientific theories, he would presumably not claim his own theory to be true. But if causing a revolution is the hallmark of a superior paradigm, [this book] has been a resounding success". --Nicholas Wade, "Science"

"Perhaps the best explanation of [the] process of discovery". --William Erwin Thompson, "New York Times Book Review"

"Occasionally there emerges a book which has an influence far beyond its originally intended audience. . . . Thomas Kuhn's "The Structure of Scientific Revolutions" . . . has clearly emerged as just such a work". --Ron Johnston, "Times Higher Education Supplement"

"Among the most influential academic books in this century". -- "Choice"

--One of "The Hundred Most Influential Books Since the Second World War", "Times Literary Supplement"

Thomas S. Kuhn was the Laurence Rockefeller Professor Emeritus of linguistics and philosophy at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. His books include "The Essential Tension; Black-Body Theory and the Quantum Discontinuity, 1894-1912; " and "The Copernican Revolution".

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Kuhn draws a parallel with natural selection. - LibraryThing
It's insights apply to a lot more than science. - LibraryThing
Yet natural selection has no plan. - LibraryThing

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User Review  - brleach - LibraryThing

Perhaps I'm underrating this book, because none of what he says seems revolutionary today, even though it must have seemed that way in the 60s. Reading it 52 years after its original publication, it ... Read full review

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User Review  - dcunning11235 - LibraryThing

I would give this 6 stars if I could. The theses of this work are fairly well know, to those who would come looking for it, so I will not get into that. Rather I will say that this is a book that ... Read full review

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Thomas S. Kuhn was the Laurence Rockefeller Professor Emeritus of linguistics and philosophy at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. His books include The Essential Tension; Black-Body Theory and the Quantum Discontinuity, 1894-1912; and The Copernican Revolution.  

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