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The Structure of Scientific Revolutions, 3rd Edition

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Publisher Comments:

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.

Review:

"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

Review:

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

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

Review:

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

Synopsis:

Thomas S. Kuhn's work explaining the process of scientific discovery. This text is the third edition and incorporates a new index.

Synopsis:

"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
 

About the Author

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.

Table of Contents

Preface

I: Introduction: A Role for History

II: The Route to Normal Science

III: The Nature of Normal Science

IV: Normal Science as Puzzle-solving

V: The Priority of Paradigms

VI: Anomaly and the Emergence of Scientific Discoveries

VII: Crisis and the Emergence of Scientific Theories

VIII: The Response to Crisis

IX: The Nature and Necessity of Scientific Revolutions

X: Revolutions as Changes of World View

XI: The Invisibility of Revolutions

XII: The Resolutions of Revolutions

XIII: Progress through Revolutions

Postscript-1969

Index

Product Details

ISBN:
9780226458083
Author:
Kuhn, Thomas S.
Publisher:
University Of Chicago Press
Author:
Kuhn, Thomas S.
Location:
Chicago, IL :
Subject:
Philosophy
Subject:
General science
Subject:
Science
Subject:
Philosophy & Social Aspects
Subject:
Science -- History.
Subject:
Philosophy & Aspects
Subject:
Science -- Philosophy.
Subject:
Science Reference-Philosophy of Science
Copyright:
Edition Number:
3
Edition Description:
1
Series Volume:
28.
Publication Date:
19961215
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
226
Dimensions:
8 x 5.25 in

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"Review" by , "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."
"Review" by , "Perhaps the best explanation of [the] process of discovery."
"Review" by , "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."
"Review" by , "Among the most influential academic books in this century."
"Synopsis" by , Thomas S. Kuhn's work explaining the process of scientific discovery. This text is the third edition and incorporates a new index.
"Synopsis" by ,
"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
 
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