Thomas Kuhn

  • Birth

    Thomas Kuhn was born on July 17, 1922
  • Harvard

    Graduated from Harvard in 1943 and spent the rest of the war years in research to radar at Harvard
  • Professor

    In 1956 he became an assistant professor at the University of California at Berkeley. He was the assistant professor in both the Philosophy and History departments
  • Revolutions

    In 1958 he was promoted to associate professor. He began a year-long fellowship at Standford University, this was where he began his most influential work, "The Structure of Scientific Revolutions".
  • The Structure of Scientific Revolutions

    The Structure of Scientific Revolutions
    In 1962 Thomas Kuhn's book "The Structure of Scientific Revolutions" changed the way scientists view their work and literally transformed the philosophy of science. He believed science does not progress in a linear and consistent fashion.
  • Paradigm Shift

    Paradigm Shift
    Thomas Kuhn thought science can be interrupted by periods of revolutionary science. If the old theory proves not to provide answers the scientific community will accept a new paradigm. Causing a shift to new ideas with a new era of normal science begins. Here's a link to a video that will help explain the Paradigm shift