Thomas Kuhn 1922-1926

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  • Introduction

    Thomas Kuhn is a name that many scientists reference due to his contributions to the scientific community. His book The Structure of Scientific Revolutions is the most cited academic books of all time. He integrated a new style of philosophy that sees the development of science along with the revolution and growth.
  • Early Life

    Early Life
    He started in physics but then switched to history of science and moved over to the philosophy of science and graduated Harvard in 1943. After graduation, he continued to research relating to radar at Harvard then later in Europe during WWII.
  • Schooling 1956

    Schooling 1956
    He gained his masters and then his doctorate in physics and was elected to the prestigious Society of Fellows at Harvard until 1956. He taught undergraduate’s science in the humanities as a part of the General Education in Science.
  • The Copernican Revolution 1957

    The Copernican Revolution 1957
    In 1957, while concentrating on history of science, he focused on 18th century matter theory and the early history of thermodynamics and later turned to history of astronomy. Later publishing his first book, The Copernican Revolution.
  • The Structure of Scientific Revolutions

    The Structure of Scientific Revolutions
    Getting accepted to become a full-time professor at University of California in 1961, he then drafted The Structure of Scientific Revolutions. Coining the term paradigm for science and the normal with the revolution of changing it. In normal science, the key theories are fixed where in the scientific revolution, the matrix undergoes revision, preceding the period of normal science.
  • Animation

    This video is a summary of the Scientific Revolutions with wonderful colors and cartoons while mentioning other scientist along with Thomas Kuhn.
  • References

    Bird A. Thomas Kuhn. Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy. 2018 Oct 31 [accessed 2021 Mar 8].