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5.0 von 5 Sternen A Must-Read Book
"The Structure of Scientific Revolutions" is one of the most influential, and certainly one of the most cited, books of the 20th century. Kuhn persuasively undercuts the notion of the progressive growth of scientific knowledge, arguing that what is thought of as "science" at one period of history will be seen as "non-science" in a later...
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3.0 von 5 Sternen Incomplete and misleading
Kuhn's book is eminently popular and with good reason - it surveys a large number of important historical developments in science.
Unfortunately, his main thesis for which the book is famous, namely that science occurs in incommeasurable revolutions, is very dubiously supported. A more careful investigation of cases (see, for instance, P. Kitcher's book _The...
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5.0 von 5 Sternen A Must-Read Book, 12. April 2000
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"The Structure of Scientific Revolutions" is one of the most influential, and certainly one of the most cited, books of the 20th century. Kuhn persuasively undercuts the notion of the progressive growth of scientific knowledge, arguing that what is thought of as "science" at one period of history will be seen as "non-science" in a later period. Kuhn also argues that seemingly irrational causes provoke the transition ("paradigm shift") from one scientific era to the next. Certainly provocative, this book is also highly readable and convincingly argued.
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4.0 von 5 Sternen Think Outside Boundary, 13. September 1999
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In general, this book uses many examples to illustrate the concept of "paradigm" and to support his argument or personal attitudes towards the scientific community and educational system (or textbook addiction in my words). In this book, Kuhn raises a critical question that is how development through revolutions can be compatible with the apparently unique character of scientific progress.
Though considerable examples have been illustrated to explain the importance of paradigm on normal science, there is no clear and specific definition on "paradigm." In contrast, the concept of "paradigm" varies from one chapter to another. Examples like shared paradigms (p.11) and community's paradigms (p.43). When reading this book, we must pay attention on what situations Kuhn refers to.
Paradigm itself includes the concepts (elements or substances) of rules, laws, models and the like. It also takes into account of social psychology, metaphysics, and the other disciplines. The occurrence of paradigm testing is due to the failure to solve crisis. And the testing occurs only when there is competition between two rival paradigms. The transformation process is not simply bounded by what Popper's falsification (p.146) or probability verification (p.145). However, in Kuhn's point of view, paradigms and theories are not merely man-made interpretations of given data. A distinction should be made between theories and facts. Scientists assume theories; they know facts to be true, within acceptable limits of confidence. As time advances, they replace one theory with another, arguably a better one. What should be beyond argument is that there is an accretion of known facts.
A scientific revolution - revolution means a complete change, especially in methods of government when caused by the overthrow of one system by force [in accordance with Oxford Dictionary]. In fact, science is not a system of certain, or well-established, statements; nor is it a system which steadily advances towards an equilibrium state. Besides, science has more than mere biological survival value. Science is a means to acquire knowledge and to search for truth. That's what I believe scientific discovery should be. Revolution provides the underlying meaning of what Kuhn wants to see in changing the lifelong resistance of scientific community. Nothing important to his argument depends on crisis is being an absolute prerequisite to revolutions.
Undoubtedly, the role for history is the domain of this book. The historian must compare the community's paradigms with each other and with its current research reports so as to discover any isolate elements explicitly or implicitly. The importance of paradigms is to determine normal science without intervention of discoverable rules. I agree with what Kuhn's belief - transforming paradigms is the only way to make normal science progress. However, the problem is that science, lives in the physical world, that crude world of contradictory, non-linear material reality. There is no definite answer even we have a set of nice paradigms.
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5.0 von 5 Sternen Here's some help if you're struggling with this book, 15. August 1999
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The negative reviews of this classic that are posted here unfortunately come from people who have missed the core proposition of Kuhn's book, that science is not the pricess of discovery of true facts about the natural world, that instead it is the process of the social construction of facts about the natural world, facts whose relevance changes as science goes through successive revolutions. The insight he provides on the way that science rewrites history from a present-centered perspective to make science appear progressive have been missed by these readers.
The cynical reader may need more help before she is convinced that science may not be about approaching truth about the natural world. A couple of other books that may help the inquisitive reader to gain more insight into this fascinating subject are: Feyerabend, Against Method; Kleck, Genesis and Development of a Scientific Fact; Harry Collins, The Golem; and Harry Collines, Changing Order.
Enjoy the exploration!
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4.0 von 5 Sternen Seminal work in the philosophy of science., 5. November 1998
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Kuhn, especially in The Structure of Scientific Revolutions, has had a massive impact on the philosophy of science. His historicist approach has definitely brought to attention the sorts of unexamined beliefs inherent in the development of science. His emphasis on historical contingency places him squarely in opposition to Popper regarding how science makes progress. I think this appreciation of contingency is the useful part of Kuhn's work, but that the instruments he uses - the binary opposition between "normal" and "revolutionary" science are too crude. There seem to be plenty of occasions in science where beliefs - even fundamental ones - are examined and re-worked, without an actual paradigm shift - occasions which seem more than the tinkering associated with normal science and less than the Gestalt shift of revolution.
Also, his doctrine of the incommensurability of paradigms seems problematic - how does a new paradigm arise? It seems to preclude the very real discourse which occurs within a discipline during a time of crisis or revoultion - people do seem able to communicate across paradigms. Some of his paradigmatic paradigm shifts are a little crudely drawn, too - the often cited relativity vs Newton case was actually a good deal more "organic" in its genesis than Kuhn acknowledge, for example. Kuhn, like Foucault in The Order of Things, is keen to be a historicist, but seems to play a little fast and loose with the history in order to do so.
A top book, but it should be read in conjunction with some Popper or Lauden to give some balance.
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5.0 von 5 Sternen Understanding Slow Motion, 4. November 2006
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If you ever wanted to know why scientific discovery proceeds in slow motion and has difficulties in overturning established ideas - read Kuhn. His emphasis on the psychological and social side of science makes the difference to other explanations of scientific progress.

There will still be Einsteins and Plancks revolutionising the way we think about the world, but they remain the exceptions.
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5.0 von 5 Sternen chris@chrisworth.com got it wrong..., 17. August 1999
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As a scientist and someone who has always loved this book, I wanted to try and clarify Kuhn's message for Chris.
Kuhn is NOT arguing that anything that silly socio-psychobabble that all science is colored by personal perspective, and therefore faulty. What Kuhn doing is making the essential connection between the immutable fact and the people discovering and interpreting it. Scientists collect facts and build from them an idea of how things work as a whole. This is what he calls a paradigm. It thoroughly describes our reality as we have thus far been able to describe it. BUT: when a fact is discovered that does not fit this paradigm, the reality itself is discarded, and after a bit of chaos, a new paradigm is installed. Thus, science uses fact to produce a way of interpreting the world that more and more closely approximates reality. Point is, until anyone proves otherwise, the paradigm in place is the one that works. Science is the continual establishment and discarding of these paradigms as fact permits.
While this seems simple now, when it came out it was a revolutionary contradiction to the staid and now seemingly antiquated belief that science is a clean, steady progression to a full understanding of all phenomena. Truth is that, as Kuhn so elegantly illustrates, it moves by jumps and starts, with periodic changes in the equilibrium of things.
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5.0 von 5 Sternen Read it, or suffer the consequences., 18. April 1997
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Kuhn's work may be thick reading for a mind thin on science, like mine, but until you've read it, you're in the dark. Science is not what you thought it was; Kuhn tells it as it is. Read it and reap
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5.0 von 5 Sternen Brilliant, 25. April 1997
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Kuhn, doesn't need any more appreciation (at least not from me), and there's more than enough in the other reviews, so what I'll try to provide is a brief synopsis of how the book outlines Kuhn's radical theory.In many ways, the theory is still radical, because people still want to believe that science marks progress, and moves unerringly from one theory to the next, better one. What Kuhn did, was decimate the idea that the 'progress' of science was a steady movement towards the truth, and the never articulated preconception that the "truth" itself (or if you prefer the better theory) was self-evident and would be recognized on sight.Illustrated with hilarious examples of the manner in which the most scientific of all sciences, Physics, has floundered about over the centuries, the book makes its point very forcefully. There is no science disembodied from scientists, there is no scientific theory that is not profoundly influenced by the scientific and social milieu it finds itself in. Kuhn isn't saying science is completely divorced from "reality" or "truth", the Structure of Scientific Revolutions just looks very closely at major and minor scientific "advances" of hte previous centuries and finds no evidence that suggest the dynamic of scientific progress is smooth.
Kuhn was a physicist, but gave that up to work in History of Science. This book is rather compact for a text that would so radically alter its entire discipline (and many others besides), but that is probably what gives it the broad appeal it has. It's not a "difficult" book, nor is it unduly academic. It's certainly not going to be a cake-walk, Kuhn's conception is sufficiently strange to make demands on the reader (as is his language). But the entire exercise is well worth the effort. When you get through the 150 odd pages of this text, you wonder why it wasn't said before. Then you wonder whether everything we so firmly believe stands on as shaky ground. Like the man said, you must read this book.
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5.0 von 5 Sternen Kuhn helps us to understand the digital music revolution, 25. Juli 1999
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This book is assigned reading for the advanced seminar I am teaching this fall at Loyola Law School on the digital delivery of entertainment products. The interface between IT and IP, triggered by the open format MP3 "revolution", brings Kuhn's seminal work into a realm of practical and pragmatic importance like never before. The old network of interrelations in the music and entertainment business has broken down, and a new paradigm is emerging, with or without Kuhn's help. However, those who have assimilated the roadmap and directions for paradigmatic change are better eqippped to assess and act upon the dizzying flow of new information, business models, and ideas, that result from the appearance of anomalies and the resulting crises. I also teach music and entertainment law at Tulane Law School, and there we are hosting a "Music in the Digital Millenium" Forum in Nov of 1999, dedicating the academic forum to Prof. Kuhn and this work, the most underevaluatred philosophical book of the century. Prof. Justin A. Zitler
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5.0 von 5 Sternen A Wonderful Historical Document, 16. August 1999
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This book is a classic and will be rememebered, those who give it less than five stars, I think, are experiencing intellectual panty creep because of Kuhn's assertion that science isn't fundamentally driven by the search for truth.
The critics have a point, Kuhn's own theory can be used to place some of his arguments in context, in 1962 people thought truth was an easy thing to discover, I think the most conservative academic today understands how difficult it can be to pin a new idea down, how compelling is the desire to think that what we believe to be truth is, in fact, true.
Kuhn's book was a milestone, one author's attempt to show that science is not ruled only by logic, there's a human element involved, and while I think he went overboard and wasn't the only person who took this approach I understand and respect and think readers will appreciate the contributions made by this book.
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