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The structure of scientific revolutions

Author: Thomas S Kuhn; Ian Hacking
Publisher: Chicago ; London : The University of Chicago Press, [2012]
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : Fourth editionView all editions and formats
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This new edition of Kuhn's work in the history of science includes an introduction by Ian Hacking, which clarifies terms popularized by Kuhn, including paradigm and incommensurability, and applies Kuhn's ideas to the science of today. Keyed to the separate sections of the book, Hacking's introduction provides important background information as well as a contemporary context. Newly designed, with an expanded index.
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Thomas S Kuhn; Ian Hacking
ISBN: 9780226458113 0226458113 9780226458120 0226458121
OCLC Number: 756577696
Notes: "50th anniversary edition"--Cover.
Description: xlvi, 217 pages ; 22 cm
Contents: A role for history --
The route to normal science --
The nature of normal science --
Normal science as puzzle-solving --
The priority of paradigms --
Anomaly and the emergence of scientific discoveries --
Crisis and the emergence of scientific theories --
The response to crisis --
The nature and necessity of scientific revolutions --
Revolutions as changes of world view --
The invisibility of revolutions --
The resolution of revolutions --
Progress through revolutions.
Responsibility: Thomas S. Kuhn ; with an introductory essay by Ian Hacking.

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This new edition of Kuhn's work in the history of science includes an introduction by Ian Hacking, which clarifies terms popularized by Kuhn, including paradigm and incommensurability, and applies Kuhn's ideas to the science of today. Keyed to the separate sections of the book, Hacking's introduction provides important background information as well as a contemporary context. Newly designed, with an expanded index.

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