Kuhn’s Structure of Scientific Revolutions at Fifty: by Robert J. Richards, Lorraine Daston

By Robert J. Richards, Lorraine Daston

Thomas S. Kuhn’s The constitution of clinical Revolutions used to be a watershed occasion whilst it used to be released in 1962, upending the former knowing of technology as a sluggish, logical accumulation of evidence and introducing, with the concept that of the “paradigm shift,” social and mental issues into the center of the clinical strategy. greater than fifty years after its ebook, Kuhn’s paintings maintains to persuade thinkers in a variety of fields, together with scientists, historians, and sociologists. it's transparent that The constitution of medical Revolutions itself marks no much less of a paradigm shift than these it describes. In Kuhn’s “Structure of clinical Revolutions” at Fifty, top social scientists and philosophers discover the origins of Kuhn’s masterwork and its legacy fifty years on. those essays exhume very important old context for Kuhn’s paintings, severely interpreting its foundations in twentieth-century technology, politics, and Kuhn’s personal highbrow biography: his reviews as a physics graduate pupil, his shut courting with psychologists sooner than and after the booklet of constitution, and the chilly conflict framework of phrases resembling “world view” and “paradigm.”

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11. Kuhn to Conant, June 29, 1961, p. 5, Box 25, Folder 53, Thomas S. Kuhn Papers. 12. Steve Fuller, Thomas Kuhn: A Philosophical History for Our Times (Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2000). , p. ” 28 / Reisch 13. Kuhn, Structure, xxxix. 14. Kuhn, “The Relations between the History and Philosophy of Science,” 5, 4. 15. Kuhn, The Essential Tension, xi; on “revelation,” see Kuhn, foreword to Ludwig Fleck, Genesis and Development of a Scientific Fact (Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1979) vii–viii.

Hook began to review Conant’s books in the New York Times in 1948, and they later met in person at MIT’s midcentury convocation in 1949. 2. Sidney Hook speaking at the counterdemonstration he organized against the Scientific and Cultural Conference for World Peace, New York City, March 1949. 27 In the case of Kuhn and his Aristotle experience, however, America’s Cold War preoccupation with mental captivity and sudden ideological conversion was constructive for postwar history and philosophy of science.

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