Thomas Kuhn: Jul 18, 1922 - June 17, 1996

  • Birth July 18, 1922

    Place of birth was Galilee, Israel.
  • Kuhn recieved his Bachelors Degree

    Kuhn attended Harvard University and received a Bachelors's in Physics.
  • Kuhn recieved his Masters Degree

    Kuhn attended Harvard University and received a Master's Degree in Physics.
  • Kuhn graduated and recieved his Doctorate Degree

    Kuhn attended Harvard University and received a Doctorate Degree in The History of Science.
  • The Copernican Revolution: Planetary Astronomy in the Development of Western Thought

    Kuhn studied the development of the heliocentric theory of the solar system during the Renaissance. Heliocentrism is the cosmological model in which the Sun lies near a central point while the planets revolve around it. The Copernican Revolution was a shift in the field of astronomy from a geocentric understanding of the universe, centered around Earth, to a heliocentric understanding, centered around the Sun, by Nicolaus Copernicus.
  • The Structure of Scientific Revolutions

    He identified paradigm shifts. A change in the basic concepts and experimental practices in science. Paradigm is a ‘puzzle’ for scientists to solve. A crisis occurs when the paradigm is a troubling puzzle known as ‘anomalies’. A crisis is followed by a scientific revolution if the existing paradigm is outdated by a rival. He claimed that science guided by one paradigm would be ‘incommensurable’ with science developed under a different paradigm.
  • Death June 17, 1996

    Place of death was Cambridge, MA. At the age of 73 years of age.