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The structure of scientific revolutions

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
Print Book, English, ©2012
50th anniversary edition. Fourth edition View all formats and editions
The University of Chicago Press, Chicago, ©2012
xlvi, 217 pages ; 22 cm.
9780226458120, 9780226458113, 0226458121, 0226458113
Introductory essay / by Ian Hacking
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
Includes index