The Structure of Scientific Revolutions Kuhn, T. December 15, 1996

The Structure of Scientific Revolutions is indeed a paradigmatic work in the history of science. Kuhn’s use of terms such as “paradigm shift” and “normal science,” his ideas of how scientists move from disdain through doubt to acceptance of a new theory, his stress on social and psychological factors in science—all have had profound effects on historians, scientists, philosophers, critics, writers, business gurus, and even the cartoonist in the street.

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