The Structure of Scientific Revolutions - 50th Anniversary Edition; .

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A good book may have the power to change the way we see the world, but a great book actually becomes part of our daily consciousness, pervading our thinking to the point that we take it for granted, and we forget how provocative and challenging its ideas once were and still are. The Structure of Scientific Revolutions is that kind of book. When it was first published in 1962, it was a landmark event in the history and philosophy of science. And fifty years later, it still has many lessons to teach. With The Structure of Scientific Revolutions, Kuhn challenged long-standing linear notions of scientific progress, arguing that transformative ideas don't arise from the day-to-day, gradual process of experimentation and data accumulation, but that the revolutions in science, those breakthrough moments that disrupt accepted thinking and offer unanticipated ideas, occur outside of normal science, as he called it. Though Kuhn was writing when physics ruled the sciences, his ideas on how scientific revolutions bring order to the anomalies that amass over time in research experiments are still instructive in our biotech age. This new edition of Kuhn's essential work in the history of science includes an insightful introductory essay by Ian Hacking, which clarifies terms popularized by Kuhn, including paradigm and incommensurability, and applies Kuhn's ideas to the science of today. Usefully keyed to the separate sections of the book, Hacking's essay provides important background information as well as a contemporary context. Newly designed, with an expanded index, this edition will be eagerly welcomed by the next generation of readers seeking to understand the history of our perspectives on science.

Informationen zum Autor Thomas S. Kuhn (1922-96) was the Laurence Rockefeller Professor 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. Klappentext This new edition of Kuhn's essential work includes an insightful introduction by Hacking, which clarifies terms popularized by Kuhn. Newly designed, with an expanded index, this edition will be eagerly welcomed by readers seeking to understand the history of our perspectives on science. Zusammenfassung Challenges long-standing linear notions of scientific progress! arguing that transformative ideas don't arise from the day-to-day! gradual process of experimentation and data accumulation! but that revolutions in science! those breakthrough moments that disrupt accepted thinking and offer unanticipated ideas! occur outside of normal science.

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This new edition of Kuhn's essential work includes an insightful introduction by Hacking, which clarifies terms popularized by Kuhn. Newly designed, with an expanded index, this edition will be eagerly welcomed by readers seeking to understand the history of our perspectives on science.



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Challenges long-standing linear notions of scientific progress, arguing that transformative ideas don't arise from the day-to-day, gradual process of experimentation and data accumulation, but that revolutions in science, those breakthrough moments that disrupt accepted thinking and offer unanticipated ideas, occur outside of normal science.

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Titre
The Structure of Scientific Revolutions - 50th Anniversary Edition; .
Sous-titre
50th-Anniversary Edition
Auteur
EAN
9780226458120
ISBN
978-0-226-45812-0
Format
Couverture cartonnée
Editeur
University of Chicago Press
Genre
Sciences humaines en général
Parution
29.05.2012
Nombre de pages
264
Poids
354g
Taille
H216mm x B216mm
Année
2012
Sous-titre
Englisch
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