Thomas Kuhn (1922-1996)

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  • Birth

    Birth
    Thomas Samuel Kuhn was born on July 18, 1922
  • The Copernican Revolution

    The Copernican Revolution
    The Copernican Revolution was a book on how the the world evolves and changes, "paradigm shift". It's not a stretch to say the Copernican revolution fundamentally changed the way we think about our place in the universe. In past people believed the Earth was the center of the solar system and the universe, whereas now we know we are on just one of many planets orbiting the sun.
  • The Structure of Scientific Revolutions

    The Structure of Scientific Revolutions
    The Structure of Scientific Revolutions which was published in 1962 in the series “International Encyclopedia of Unified Science”, edited by Otto Neurath and Rudolf Carnap. The central idea of this extraordinarily influential—and controversial—book is that the development of science is driven, in normal periods of science, by adherence to what Kuhn called a ‘paradigm’(Bird). This book is the most cited book in all of social sciences.
  • Paradigm Shift

    Paradigm Shift
    The term "paradigm shift" was keyed in The Structure Of Scientific Revolutions. Paradigm is a model that can be looked up to for further research, and a shift is when something changes.What Thomas Kuhn was trying to say was that a paradigm shift is when a model changes.Just like how the world was viewed as a geocentric universe to a heliocentric universe. Thomas Kuhn believes that instead of scientific revolutions they have paradigm shifts.When a model is changed and added to instead of replaced
  • Incommensurability

    Incommensurability
    In The Structure of Scientific Revolutions (1962), Thomas Kuhn used the term ‘incommensurable’ to characterize the holistic nature of the changes that take place in a scientific revolution. His investigations into the history of science revealed a phenomena often now called ‘Kuhn loss’: Problems whose solution was vitally important to the older tradition may temporarily disappear, become obsolete or even unscientific.(Oberheim, Hoyningen) [Link text]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EciPZqSIjsc
  • Death

    Death
    Thomas Samuel Kuhn was diagnosed with lung cancer in 1994 and later died in 1996.
  • Educational Video

    Educational Video