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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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3.0 von 5 Sternen Incomplete and misleading, 6. Mai 2000
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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 Advancement of Science_ and _The Norton History of Chemistry_) suggests Kuhn is wrong. A logical analysis suggests the strongest reading of his thesis is logically false (see Bunge's _Philosophy of Science_). Read these and decide for yourself case by case; it may be that some scientific developments are "more Kuhnian" than others.
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5.0 von 5 Sternen Thomas Kuhn is a rare, big systems thinker, 27. März 1999
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"Paradigms" are the cliché of the 90's. Today we talk about "changing our paradigms" about as often as we "change our tires" and "change our minds". Here is a little trivia: Thomas Kuhn invented the concept of "paradigm shift" in 1962. This book is a classic. Kuhn is one of the giants of systems thinking. Read the source and find out how Copernicus caused a 30 year crises when he suggested that the earth might revolve around sun! Are we more advanced than the days of Copernicus? Probably not. This book is worthwhile exercise in humility training.
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5.0 von 5 Sternen A masterpiece of historiography, 26. Oktober 1998
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There are few words to describe the powerful insights which Kuhn offers us in the area of science. It is clear to me that we are now moving through just the kind of scientific revolution Kuhn describes. Darwinism is inexorably replacing creationism as a paradigm (Kuhn`s word) for how we all got here. It is slow to be sure, just as Kuhn says, but it is happening with tidal force. Anyone wanting to understand these kinds of scientific changes will profit from getting Kuhn`s point of view. I don`t believe in shouting (in print or otherwise) so I`ll type: g-e-t i-t !!
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5.0 von 5 Sternen Amazing book, 14. November 1998
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I read this book for a philosophy 101 class and it was the only title on the list that was bearable. I was surprised because I'm as terrible at science as philosophy, but Kuhn makes it understandable. This is one of those books that just makes the reader say "wow..." Everybody interested in learning more about the history/philosophy of science should read this.
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5.0 von 5 Sternen Thought provoking, relevant, readable, 16. August 2011
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As a practicing scientist and someone who has always been interested in history and the development of scientific ideas "The Structure of Scientific Revolutions" has for long time been the book that loomed large on my intellectual horizon. Thomas Khun's book has for a long time had a reputation as the definitive and seminal work on understanding how new scientific ideas come about and how and why they gain support. Part of my reluctance to start reading this book stemmed from my belief that it would be an overly philosophical work, with a lot of opaque technical jargon, and with very little relevance to actual scientific practice. However, to my great surprise and delight, nothing could be farther from the truth. This book is written in a very matter-of-fact style, and it is easy to understand what Khun is getting at. His own background in science and history of science probably made him very sensitive to the working and thinking of practicing scientists.

The insights that Khun has arrived at are still relevant almost half a century after this book has been published. The idea of "paradigm shifts" has even entered the mainstream consciousness, to the point that it can be caricatured in various cartoons and silly t-shirts. However, after reading this book it is not quite clear to me whether Khun wanted this to be a description of the way that science works, or more of a normative prescription for how to arrive at truly fundamental changes in some scientific discipline. This is particularly relevant for disciplines or directions of research that seem to have gotten stuck in some dead end, as has been the case with particle physics for several decades.

Whether you are a practicing scientist, someone interested in science, or someone who would like to know more about how scientific breakthroughs happen you'll greatly benefit from reading this book. You may not agree with Khun's every conclusion, but the longevity of the ideas presented here makes them relevant for every serious discussion about scientific endeavor.
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5.0 von 5 Sternen A whole new perspective on the scientific act, 6. Juni 1999
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this classical book is a real mind changer for the amateur scientist - philosopher. Kuhn gives the world of science and scientists a new perspective and leads the way for contemporary philosophy of science. a great first look at an open field of philosophy.
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5.0 von 5 Sternen Thoughtful but parses like mental molasses, 4. Oktober 1998
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I agree with reader #2: this text is difficult to assimilate. Kuhn writes terribly (long, convoluted sentances). Is it worthwhile? Probably. The material presented by Kuhn might best be contrasted with George Basalla's book THE EVOLUTION OF TECHNOLOGY.
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5.0 von 5 Sternen Excellent hypothesis in need of an update, 4. Januar 2000
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Amazon recommended this book and this time I found the recommendation to be very good indeed. Kuhn develops is argument slowly and methodically building carefully upon his initial themes. His precise style reminds me of Darwin’s Origin of Species although this book is far more readable. His ideas have stood the test of time and have influenced many fields as is obvious from the overuse of his phrase the “paradigm shift�. I enjoyed the book thoroughly but felt it could do with an update. I would be particularly interested in the overlap between his ideas and complexity theory, the similarities between paradigm shifts and phase transitions and the ways in which his argument may be influenced by the works of people like Matt Ridley and his ideas on the evolution of human cooperation detailed in his book “The Origins of Virtue�
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4.0 von 5 Sternen Intersting book , but not for easy reading, 30. März 1999
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Thomas S. Kuhn, the former professor of phylosophy at MIT, explains us the ideas, causes, events, and effects of scientific revolutions. He gives the definition of the "paradigms" and shows the way they work. Mainly, the author explaines that the resulting "shift" from the old paradigm to a new one is a scientific revolution itself. The clarifying of the major differences between the pre- and the post-paradigm periods in the development of science plays an important role too. The only problem is that the major aspects of the book aply to the natural science only. Very well-written and well-systemized book. It might be especially interesting for scientists who like to see and understand the history of their field.
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5.0 von 5 Sternen Science is not interested in new theories, 30. April 2000
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Did you know that scientiests are not really interested in finding new "things"? Did you know that the purpose of research is to cement an existing theory (or paradigm)or that science will hold on to an existing theory until it is so peppered with holes and exceptions that a new theory can emerge and be accepted? ( a paradigm shift)
With many examples Kuhn proves these points. Some are easier to follow than others (me not being a scientist). But he clearly shows the struggle that goes on before a widely accepted theory, eg. that the earth is the center of the universe, can be replaced by one the claims this not to be the case. It shows how scientists that proclaim a new theory are osctracized or what happens to those who can not accept that the paradigm has shifted. The book is an eye opener for all of us not involved in the field. Certainly one of the more interesting books I've read.
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