Thomas Kuhn: Scientific Philosopher and Historian (July 18, 1922-July 17, 1996)

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    Professor at Harvard University

    Shortly after earning his PhD from Harvard, he began to teach the history and philosophy of science there. This would be the beginning of an illustrious career. References: Reed, Jane. "Photograph of Thomas Kuhn." N.p., 08 Mar. 1985. Web. 09 Aug. 2020.; "Thomas S. Kuhn." Ed. The Editors of Encyclopaedia Britannica. N.p., 14 July 2020. Web. 09 Aug. 2020.
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    An Illustrious Career as a Teacher

    After teaching at Harvard, Kuhn went on to teach at the University of California at Berkeley(1956–64), Princeton University(1964–79), and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology(1979–91). References: "Thomas S. Kuhn." Ed. The Editors of Encyclopaedia Britannica. N.p., 14 July 2020. Web. 09 Aug. 2020.; "Thomas Samuel Kuhn." N.p., n.d. Web. 07 Aug. 2020.
  • The Copernican Revolution

    The Copernican Revolution
    In Kuhn's first book, he studies Copernican heliocentric theory of the solar system and how its development came to be during the Renaissance. References: Kuhn, Thomas S. "The Copernican Revolution : Planetary Astronomy in the Development of Western Thought." N.p., 01 Jan. 1992. Web. 09 Aug. 2020.; "Thomas S. Kuhn." Ed. The Editors of Encyclopaedia Britannica. N.p., 14 July 2020. Web. 09 Aug. 2020.
  • The Structure of Scientific Revolutions

    The Structure of Scientific Revolutions
    In 1962, Thomas Kuhn's second book is published and would end up being the highlight of his career, influencing science and the philosophy of it still to this day.
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    References: Moore, Levi. "Objections to Kuhn's Theory of Scientific Progression." N.p., 22 Jan. 2017. Web. 09 Aug. 2020.; "Thomas S. Kuhn." Ed. The Editors of Encyclopaedia Britannica. N.p., 14 July 2020. Web. 09 Aug. 2020.
  • Cont. of The Structure of Scientific Revolutions

    Cont. of The Structure of Scientific Revolutions
    Kuhn's work sent ripples in fields like sociology to business management. His concepts of paradigms and structure of scientific accomplishments would revolutionize the history and philosophy of science. References: "Thomas S. Kuhn." Ed. The Editors of Encyclopaedia Britannica. N.p., 14 July 2020. Web. 09 Aug. 2020.;Bycroft, Michael. "Was Kuhn an Internalist?" N.p., 2014. Web. 09 Aug. 2020.
  • Kuhn's Later Works

    Kuhn's Later Works
    Kuhn would later publish two more books, The Essential Tension(1977) and The Black-Body Theory and The Quantum Discontinuity(1978). References: "Thomas S. Kuhn." Ed. The Editors of Encyclopaedia Britannica. N.p., 14 July 2020. Web. 09 Aug. 2020.; Morey, Alistair. "Book Review: Thinking in Some Cases." N.p., 17 May 2017. Web. 09 Aug. 2020.