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Thomas Kuhn: A Philosophical History for Our Times

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Thomas Kuhn's The Structure of Scientific Revolutions is one of the best known and most influential books of the twentieth century. Whether they adore or revile him, critics and fans alike have tended to agree on one thing: Kuhn's ideas were revolutionary. But were they?

Steve Fuller argues that Kuhn actually held a profoundly conservative view of science and how one ought
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Paperback, 490 pages
Published December 1st 2001 by University Of Chicago Press (first published 2000)
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Dan Lowe
Jun 22, 2009 Dan Lowe rated it liked it
Extremely dense, and perhaps ineffectively critical of Kuhn's theory in its approach of making the professor out to be a tool of Cold War Harvard's (and the USA's) paranoid ideology, inasmuch as that ideology has since become business as usual in the scientific community even after the era came to a close. If anything, post-Cold War Science is a validation of Kuhn beyond any of the supporting examples he himself derived from the systems developed before the Twentieth Century. Today, Kuhn's "norm ...more
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