Thomas Kuhn 18 July 1922- 17 June 1996

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    Harvard and the War years

    In 1940 Thomas Kuhn started at Harvard University. He graduated in 1943 with a Bachelors of Science in Physics summa cum laude. Thomas Kuhn was a pacifist along with most of the people at Harvard but he contributed to the war by researching RaDAR and counter RaDAR technology under John van Vleck at Harvard. He continued working there as a researcher until obtaining his Masters degree in 1946.
  • The Copernian Revolution

    The Copernian Revolution
    This was Thomas Kuhn's first book detailing the history of the paradigm shift that was Copernicus' heliocentric model. In the book he describes the pre-Ptolemaic system through the Ptolemaic understanding and the acceptance of Kepler's laws of planetary motion.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UH_kXuhRIoQ&vl=en&ab_channel=PhilosophyOverdose
  • The Structure of Scientific Revolutions

    The Structure of Scientific Revolutions
    This is considered the most important of Thomas Kuhn's works. The Structure of Scientific Revolutions outlines the progression of science leading to the paradigm shift. The work was first published as a monograph in the Encyclopedia of Unified Science and was then published as a book of its own in 1962. There are currently 4 editions the latest edition published in 2012.
  • The Essential Tension

    The Essential Tension
    The Essential Tension is a collection of essays by Thomas Kuhn. The collection is considered a spiritual sequel to The Structure of Scientific Revolutions by academics. The collection is said to be understandable only after reading structures.