The Structure of Scientific Revolutions

The Structure of Scientific Revolutions

Book - 1996
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"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
Publisher: Chicago, IL : University of Chicago Press, 1996.
Edition: 3rd ed.
ISBN: 9780226458076
0226458075
9780226458083
0226458083
Characteristics: xiv, 212 p. ;,22 cm.

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Lawrencechase
Sep 28, 2016

This book is a classic regarding the philosophy of science, of the limitations of science in the exercise of trying to find "truth".

Yes, it can be somewhat difficult to read if one approaches the book as say, one would read a novel or as a text of history. But the message Pr. Kuhn speaks of some 50 years ago is still very relevant today.

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louarnold
Apr 14, 2016

Horrible to read! I only read a few scattered paragraphs and then gave up. Writing style is old with essoteric use of words. I still have no idea what this book intends to say. Dont waste your time.

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DavidGervais
Aug 19, 2012

There is a review at:

http://www.guardian.co.uk/science/2012/aug/19/thomas-kuhn-structure-scientific-revolutions#

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