Week 5 - Thomas Kuhn Timeline

  • Thomas Kuhn Birth

    Thomas Kuhn was born in Cincinnati, Ohio. Little did the world know he was going to change the understanding for the way scientific knowledge was understood to progress.
  • Thomas Kuhn Becomes a Teacher

    Thomas Kuhn Became a teacher at Harvard, He taught The Philosophy of Science for 40 years at various different schools. His credentials are as follows; he had a Bachelors and Master's degree in Physics and his PHD was in History of Science. Britannica, The Editors of Encyclopaedia. "Thomas S. Kuhn". Encyclopedia Britannica, 14 Jul. 2023, https://www.britannica.com/biography/Thomas-S-Kuhn. Accessed 9 December 2023.
  • Thomas Kuhn Paradigm Shifts

    His book The Structure of Scientific Revolutions was published this year and he argued that science does not progress in a linear way it goes through a 4 step model leading to a paradigm shifts.
    Phase 1 - Normal Science
    Phase 2 - Model Crisis
    Phase 3 - Model Revolution
    Phase 4 - Paradigm Shift
    Paradigm Shifts are the changes to beliefs that were once accepted by the world such as the Paradigm Shift from the Geocentric to the Heliocentric models.
  • Thomas Kuhn Death

    Thomas Kuhn passed away in Cambridge, Massachusetts. He served the world and was a great man in my opinion.