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Incomplete and misleading
am 6. Mai 2000
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.