The Structure of Scientific Revolutions by Thomas S. Kuhn

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"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

Title : The Structure of Scientific Revolutions
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ISBN : 0226458083
Edition Language : English
Format Type : Paperback
Number of Pages : 226 pages


Manny rated it ★★★★★

October 05, 2014

Scientists are so passionate about their work, and even if you're a scientist yourself it can sometimes take you by surprise to see just how passionate they are. A few years ago, when I was working at NASA, we made up a game called If Research Were Romance. Here, let me show you how to play. In re...

Ahmad rated it ★★★★★

February 20, 2018

*عن سلوك الأفراد الذين يقومون بمسح المنشورات القديمة لهم على الفيسبوك لأنها أصبحت ساذجة جداً بالنسبة لهم *** "إن العلم الذي يتردد في مسألة نسيان مؤسسيه خاسر" وايتهيد "أخشى أنه لديك تغيير في البراديجم" يعالج الكاتب أحد المشكلات التي يراها في تأريخ العلم, وهي الإدّعاء بأن العلم تراكمي "إن الظاهرة الممي...

Stephen M rated it ★★★★☆

May 19, 2013

With the publication of this landmark work, Kuhn gave an entirely new way to think about science and the process of scientific discovery; it completely contradicted what was previously believed about the functioning of scientific discovery and how we came to discoveries about the natural world. T...

Jason rated it ★★★☆☆

August 26, 2010

Remember your 10th grade Geometry class? It was a 55 minute class just before lunch. Picture yourself, 15 years old, Friday, ensconced in Geometry on a beautiful late September day. If you’re a girl, you’re much more interested in whether the new boy is going to sit with Amber during lunch for a...

Maica rated it ★★★★★

September 24, 2016

I can understand why the author thanked his family for their consideration of the author's efforts towards this book, as it must have demanded a lot of painstaking effort not to mention time. I would have given it 3 stars for its complicated way of delivering its points; the language is highly co...

Hadrian rated it ★★★★☆

June 07, 2012

A really interesting book, and one that's become ingrained so much that you feel like you're not learning too much at first. Science is not a linear ordered means of progress, within neat and orderly steps as we are taught in grade school. There is the slow steady expansion and exploration of know...

Trevor rated it ★★★☆☆

January 08, 2011

Let’s start elsewhere. Watch this and then we can talk paradigms: Now, I don’t normally do that – nor do I like to talk about optical illusions. I generally think illusions mean quite other things to what most people like to say they mean. I find that people...

Zahra rated it ★★★★☆

July 08, 2016

يقول كوهن: "التاريخ إذا نظرنا له باعتباره شيئاً آخر أكثر من الحكايات وسير أحداث الزمان في تتابع الأحقاب يمكن أن يؤدي إلى تحول حاسم في صورة العلم التي نعيش أسرى لها الآن". فالنظرة إلى التاريخ، تاريخ أي شيءٍ على أنه خطٌ مستقيم ممتد نستطيع من خلال النظر إلى ترتيب وتعاقب نقاط معينة فيه معرفة كيفية نش...

Tyler rated it ★☆☆☆☆

March 07, 2009

Within this book, a 15-page essay somehow gets crammed into 174 tedious pages and crowned by a lengthy 35-page postscript. In its chapters Kuhn, father of the expression “paradigm shift,” shows us how science advances in spasmodic fractures that shatter previous models of nature. But at 210 pages...

Greg rated it ★★★★☆

July 28, 2008

I first read Kuhn's book during my first year as a Ph.D. student, and found it rather interesting. It challenges notions of scientific progress as liner by suggesting instead a process of "paradigm shift." Essentially, Kuhn argues that researchers in a branch of science accept as normal a set of...

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