The Structure of Scientific Revolutions by Thomas S. Kuhn

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Kuhn's book prepared the ground for a revolution in the study of science, one with which he himself was not always comfortable. But, as Hacking says, "one of Kuhn's marvellous legacies is science studies as we know it today".
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Thomas S. Kuhn's classic book is now available with a new index.

"A landmark in intellectual history which has attracted attention far
beyond its own immediate field. . . . It is written with a combination
of depth and clarity that make it an almost unbroken series of
aphorisms. . . . Kuhn does not permit truth to be a criterion of
scientific theories, he would presumably not claim his own theory to be
true. But if causing a revolution is the hallmark of a superior
paradigm, [this book] has been a resounding success." --Nicholas Wade,
Science

"Perhaps the best explanation of [the] process of discovery." --William
Erwin Thompson, New York Times Book Review

"Occasionally there emerges a book which has an influence far beyond its
originally intended audience. . . . Thomas Kuhn's The Structure of
Scientific Revolutions . . . has clearly emerged as just such a
work." --Ron Johnston, Times Higher Education Supplement

"Among the most influential academic books in this century." --
Choice

--One of "The Hundred Most Influential Books Since the Second World
War," Times Literary Supplement

Thomas S. Kuhn was the Laurence Rockefeller Professor Emeritus of
linguistics and philosophy at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
His books include The Essential Tension; Black-Body Theory and the
Quantum Discontinuity, 1894-1912; and The Copernican
Revolution.



 

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Thomas S. Kuhn was the Laurence Rockefeller Professor Emeritus of linguistics and philosophy at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. His books include The Essential Tension; Black-Body Theory and the Quantum Discontinuity, 1894-1912; and The Copernican Revolution.  
 
Published December 15, 1996 by University of Chicago Press. 212 pages
Genres: Education & Reference, Professional & Technical, Science & Math, Law & Philosophy. Non-fiction
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Reviewed by PD Smith on Jul 03 2012

Kuhn's book prepared the ground for a revolution in the study of science, one with which he himself was not always comfortable. But, as Hacking says, "one of Kuhn's marvellous legacies is science studies as we know it today".

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