Thomas Kuhn timeline 1922-1996

  • the early life of Thomas Kuhn

    the early life of Thomas Kuhn
    Thomas Kuhn was born July 18, 1922, in Cincinnati Ohio. Kuhn attended a public school and showed strong intrest in science growing up. in 1940 Kuhn persued a degree in physics, however his studys were interrupted by World War 2. Kuhn then served the military from 1942-1946 working on the development of radars. After the war Kuhn returned to his study and developed a new found passion for history and philosophy of science leading him to study the history of science. https://youtu.be/L70T4pQv7P8
  • The Structure of Scientific revolutions

    The Structure of Scientific revolutions
    Kuhns most notable contrabution he brought to the philosophy of science was in his book "The Structure of Scientific Revolutions." The book brought a new way to think about the development of scientific knowledge. Kuhn believed there are periods of normal science where paradigms or current beliefs and socal norms set boundaries of what questions can be asked, over time anomalies accumulate that force a crisis and later a scientific revolution or a "paradigm shift."
  • Kuhn challanges the norms.

    Kuhn challanges the norms.
    from the 1960s-1970s Kuhns ideas faced opposition and critisim as his ideas challenged the current beliefs of science. A example of this conflict is Karl Popper's idea of science. At the time it was believed that science was a slow, steady and consistent progress of knowledge and ideas and that scientists where persuers of truth and fact. Kuhn disagreed calling scientists "puzzle-solvers" and believing that science would progress threw paradigm shifts and crisis being influenced by non-science.
  • Kuhn's paradigm shift

    Kuhn's paradigm shift
    Kuhn coined the term "Paradigm" being a set of beliefs and ideals. Kuhn's ideas would later become accepted and revolutionize the philosophy of science by describing the importance of historcal and socal context in scientific development. His ideals would gain influence even outside of philosphy like sociology, history, and psycology. his ideals provided a new way of thinking about science and causing a paradigm shift its self by changing the way that people looked at the development of science.