THOMAS KUHN JULY 18, 1922 – JUNE 17, 1996

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  • BIRTH

    Thomas Samuel Kuhn was born in Cincinnati, OH on July 18,1922.
  • EDUCATION

    Kuhn attended Lincoln private school where independent thinking was practiced rather than learning facts and subjects; so by age 7 Kuhn didn't know how to read or write. After moving Kuhn attended Hessian Hills private school and at this time developed a love for mathematics and left in 1937. He then attended Soleburry & Taft Private boarding schools up until college where he was admitted to Harvard in 1940. By 1949 Kuhn earned his Doctorates in Physics.
  • THE STRUCTURE OF SCIENTIFIC REVOLUTION

    THE STRUCTURE OF SCIENTIFIC REVOLUTION
    In 1961, when Kuhn became a professor at Berkeley University his interest in the Philosophy of Science developed. During this time Kuhn's focuses upon a specific component of the disciplinary matrix with one of his thesis of The Structure of Scientific Revolution. With this he had he idea of his extraordinarily influential in the development of science for what Kuhn's refers "Paradigm".
  • THE CONCEPT OF PARADIGM I

    THE CONCEPT OF PARADIGM I
    Paradigm is " the functions to supply puzzles for scientists to solve and provide the tools for their solutions". He thought that at times scientist can be or loose confidence in their abilities, therefore, Kuhn claimed that science guided by a paradigm would help them to get back in track and put all puzzles together to find solutions. this was part of the development of the structure of scientific revolution theory. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3cp6pEzx3uw
  • LATER CAREER

    Kuhn left Berkeley and took a place as professor of Philosophy and History of Science at Princeton University and it was there where his career took an important step as philosopher. Kuhn continued throughout the 1980's and 1990's working on history and philosophy of science including the concept of incommensurability.
  • THE CONCEPT OF PARADIGM II

    THE CONCEPT OF PARADIGM II
    The second edition of The Structure of scientific revolutions the consensus on the puzzle solution that brings other aspects of a disciplinary matrix based on Kuhn's definition of Paradigm. In this edition he claims that the terms of "exemplar and paradigm" with three functions," it suggests new puzzles, it suggests approaches to solving those puzzles, and it is the standard by which the quality of a proposed puzzle-solution can be measured .
  • SECOND EDITION OF THE STRUCTURE OF SCIENTIFIC REVOLUTION

    He claims " the consensus of a disciplinary matrix is primarily agreement on paradigms-as-exemplars is intended to explain the nature of normal science and the process of crisis, revolution, and renewal of normal science." he also describes and explains mature and immature science best known as "pre-paradigm period".
  • DEATH

    Thomas Kuhn died on June 17, 1996 in Cambridge, MA. references: Bird, Alexander. “Thomas Kuhn.” Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy, Stanford University, 31 Oct. 2018, plato.stanford.edu/entries/thomas-kuhn/.