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Author Hedesan, Jo, author.

Title The Structure of Scientific Revolutions / Jo Hedesan.

Publication Info. London : Taylor and Francis, 2017.


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Edition First edition.
Description 1 online resource : text file, PDF.
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Series The Macat Library
Summary "Thomas Kuhn's The Structure of Scientific Revolutions can be seen, without exaggeration, as a landmark text in intellectual history. In his analysis of shifts in scientific thinking, Kuhn questioned the prevailing view that science was an unbroken progression towards the truth. Progress was actually made, he argued, via "paradigm shifts", meaning that evidence that existing scientific models are flawed slowly accumulates - in the face, at first, of opposition and doubt - until it finally results in a crisis that forces the development of a new model. This development, in turn, produces a period of rapid change - "extraordinary science," Kuhn terms it - before an eventual return to "normal science" begins the process whereby the whole cycle eventually repeats itself. This portrayal of science as the product of successive revolutions was the product of rigorous but imaginative critical thinking. It was at odds with science's self-image as a set of disciplines that constantly evolve and progress via the process of building on existing knowledge. Kuhn's highly creative re-imagining of that image has proved enduringly influential - and is the direct product of the author's ability to produce a novel explanation for existing evidence and to redefine issues so as to see them in new ways."--Provided by publisher.
Contents Cover; Title Page; Copyright Page; Table of Contents; WAYS IN TO THE TEXT; Who Was Thomas Kuhn?; What Does The Structure of Scientific Revolutions Say?; Why Does The Structure of Scientific Revolutions Matter?; SECTION 1: INFLUENCES; Module 1: The Author and the Historical Context; Module 2: Academic Context; Module 3: The Problem; Module 4: The Author's Contribution; SECTION 2: IDEAS; Module 5: Main Ideas; Module 6: Secondary Ideas; Module 7: Achievement; Module 8: Place in the Author's Work; SECTION 3: IMPACT; Module 9: The First Responses; Module 10: The Evolving Debate Module.
Module 11: Impact and Influence TodayModule 12: Where Next?; Glossary of Terms; People Mentioned in the Text; Works Cited.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references.
Subject Science -- Philosophy.
Science -- History.
Science. (OCoLC)fst01108176
Science -- Philosophy. (OCoLC)fst01108336
Genre/Form Electronic books.
History. (OCoLC)fst01411628
Added Author Tendler, Joseph.
Other Form: 9781912281589 9781351351683
ISBN 9781912281589 (e-book)

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