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Kuhn S Structure Of Scientific Revolutions At Fifty

Author : Robert J. Richards
ISBN : 9780226317205
Genre : Philosophy
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Thomas S. Kuhn s "Structure of Scientific Revolutions" (SSR) is one of the most important books published in the last hundred years. His language and concepts have permeated contemporary thought, and his arguments and positions are still alive and of real importance. "Kuhn s Structure of Scientific Revolutions at Fifty "is a collection of essays by leading social scientists and philosophers that explores the origins of Kuhn s masterwork and its legacy a half-century on. The authors exhume important historical context for Kuhn s work, critically analyzing its foundations in twentieth-century science, politics, and more. They situate "SSR" within Kuhn s own intellectual biography, too: his experiences as a physics graduate student doing quintessential normal science, his close relationships with psychologists both before and after the publication of "SSR," and the Cold War framework of concepts such as world view and paradigm. The book s citation history is even used to reveal "SSR" s shifting audiences and changes in scholarly reading habits. And, of course, the contributors explore the central features of "SSR" by addressing the import of key Kuhnian concepts, both then and now, including revolution, scientific community, and inevitably the elusive yet still enticing paradigm. Anyone interested in Kuhn s ideas will profit from reading this book. "

Kuhn S Structure Of Scientific Revolutions 50 Years On

Author : William J Devlin
ISBN : 9783319133836
Genre : Science
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In 1962, the publication of Thomas Kuhn’s Structure ‘revolutionized’ the way one conducts philosophical and historical studies of science. Through the introduction of both memorable and controversial notions, such as paradigms, scientific revolutions, and incommensurability, Kuhn argued against the traditionally accepted notion of scientific change as a progression towards the truth about nature, and instead substituted the idea that science is a puzzle solving activity, operating under paradigms, which become discarded after it fails to respond accordingly to anomalous challenges and a rival paradigm. Kuhn’s Structure has sold over 1.4 million copies and the Times Literary Supplement named it one of the “Hundred Most Influential Books since the Second World War.” Now, fifty years after this groundbreaking work was published, this volume offers a timely reappraisal of the legacy of Kuhn’s book and an investigation into what Structure offers philosophical, historical, and sociological studies of science in the future.

The Structure Of Scientific Revolutions

Author : Thomas S. Kuhn
ISBN : 9780226458144
Genre : Science
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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.

The Road Since Structure

Author : Thomas S. Kuhn
ISBN : 0226457990
Genre : Science
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Published in 1962, Kuhn's "The Structure of Scientific Revolutions" is one of the most important works of the 20th century. When he died, Kuhn left an unfinished sequel and a group of essays written since 1970. "The Road since Structure" includes these essays, along with Kuhn's replies to criticism and an interview with Kuhn before his death in 1996. Photos.

Die Struktur Wissenschaftlicher Revolutionen

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Kuhn S The Structure Of Scientific Revolutions Revisited

Author : Vasso Kindi
ISBN : 9781136243202
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The year 2012 marks the 50th anniversary of the publication of Thomas S. Kuhn’s The Structure of Scientific Revolutions. Up until recently, the book’s philosophical reception has been shaped, for the most part, by the debates and the climate in philosophy of science in the 1960s and 1970s; this new collection of essays takes a renewed look at this work. This volume concentrates on particular issues addressed or raised in light of recent scholarship and without the pressure of the immediate concerns scholars had at the time of the Structure’s publication. There has been extensive research on all of the major issues concerning the development of science which are discussed in Structure, work in which the scholars contributing to this volume have all been actively involved. In recent years they have pursued novel research on a number of topics relevant to Structure’s concerns, such as the nature and function of concepts, the complexity of logical positivism and its legacy, the relation of history to philosophy of science, the character of scientific progress and rationality, and scientific realism, all of which are brought together and given new light in this text. In this way, our book makes new connections and undertakes new approaches in an effort to understand the Structure’s significance in the canon of philosophy of science.

Fifty Key Thinkers On History

Author : Marnie Hughes-Warrington
ISBN : 9781134212491
Genre : History
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Fifty Key Thinkers on History is a superb guide to historiography through the ages. The cross-section of debates and thinkers covered is unique in its breadth, taking in figures from ancient China, Greece and Rome, through the Middle Ages, to contemporary Europe, America, Africa and Australia; from Bede to Braudel; Marx to Michelet; Ranke to Rowbotham; Foucault to Fukuyama. Each clear and concise essay offers biographical information, a summary and discussion of the subjects approach to history and how others have engaged with it, a list of their major works and a guide to diverse resources for further study, including books, articles, films and websites.

Fifty Thinkers Who Shaped The Modern World

Author : Stephen Trombley
ISBN : 9781782390381
Genre : Philosophy
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Fifty Thinkers Who Shaped the Modern World profiles fifty landmark philosophers, scientists, political, social theorists and spiritual leaders whose ideas have defined the age we live in. Stephen Trombley's Fifty Thinkers Who Shaped the Modern World traces the development of modern thought through a sequence of accessible profiles of the most influential thinkers in every domain of intellectual endeavour since 1789. No major representative of post-Enlightenment thought escapes Trombley's attention: the German idealists Kant, Fichte, Schelling and Hegel; the utilitarians Bentham and Mill; the transcendentalists Emerson and Thoreau; Kierkegaard and the existentialists; founders of new fields of inquiry such as Weber, Durkheim and C.S. Peirce; the analytic philosophers Russell, Moore, Whitehead and Wittgenstein; political leaders from Mohandas K. Gandhi to Adolf Hitler; and - last but not least - the four shapers-in-chief of our modern world: the philosopher, historian and political theorist Karl Marx; the naturalist Charles Darwin, proposer of the theory of evolution; Sigmund Freud, the father of psychoanalysis; and the theoretical physicist Albert Einstein, begetter of the special and general theories of relativity and founder of post-Newtonian physics. Fifty Thinkers Who Shaped the Modern World offers a crisp analysis of their key ideas, and in some cases a re-evaluation of their importance as we proceed into the 21st century.

Wider Den Methodenzwang

Author : Paul K. Feyerabend
ISBN : 3518281976
Genre : Rationalism
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50 Schl Sselideen Literatur

Author : John Sutherland
ISBN : 9783827429001
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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50 Schlüsselideen Literatur ist eine grundlegende Einführung in alle wichtigen Formen, Begriffe, Themen und Strömungen der Literatur. Der erfolgreiche Autor und Literaturkritiker John Sutherland stellt Literaturkonzepte und -theorien auf frische und zugleich anspruchsvolle Weise vor – von scheinbar vertrautem Terrain bis hin zu unbekannten Gefilden. Randvoll mit klugen Einblicken und Zitaten aus klassischen wie aus populären Werken, zieht dieses Buch alle in seinen Bann, die jemals fragend vor dem Fachjargon der Literaturkritik standen und die das Lesen und Schreiben auf eine tiefere und bewusstere Weise genießen möchten.

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