Thomas S. Kuhn (1922 - 1996)

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  • Aristotle’s Ideas of Motion

    Kuhn had realized that when looking into Aristotle's work he could not properly understand it. This was due to him being taught the views of Newton specifically. This led him to look more into greek philosophy.
  • The Copernican Revolution

    During the time that Kuhn taught at Harvard he began looking into Nicolaus Copernicus model. He stated that this model was preferred due to the fact that it was better looking.
  • The Structure of Scientific Revolutions

    This was by far the most important part of Kuhn's career as a philosopher. The publication of this book is what keyed the term "paradigm shift". He speaks on the importance of scientific revolutions as well as their structure. A break down of a paradigm shift
    https://youtu.be/F6TfDHYFPiE
  • Collection of Essays

    Encyclopedia Britannica states "Kuhn’s book revolutionized the history and philosophy of science, and his concept of paradigm shifts was extended to such disciplines as political science, economics, sociology, and even to business management. Kuhn’s later works were a collection of essays, The Essential Tension (1977), and the technical study Black-Body Theory and the Quantum Discontinuity (1978)." This basically states that his other works added to his philosophy..
  • Sources

    The Editors of Encyclopaedia Britannica. “Thomas S. Kuhn.” Encyclopædia Britannica, Encyclopædia Britannica, Inc., 14 July 2020, www.britannica.com/biography/Thomas-S-Kuhn. "Thomas Kuhn." Famous Scientists. famousscientists.org. 12 Jun. 2017. Web. 8/9/2020
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