This brief text assists students in understanding Kuhn's philosophy and thinking so they can more fully engage in useful, intelligent class dialogue and improve their understanding of course content. Part of the Wadsworth Notes Series, (which will eventually consist of approximately 100 titles, each focusing on a single "thinker" from ancient times to the present), ON KUHN is written by a philosopher deeply versed in the philosophy of this key thinker. Like other books in the series, this concise book offers sufficient insight into the thinking of a notable philosopher, better enabling students to engage in reading and to discuss the material in class and on paper.
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The Structure of Scientific Revolutions
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accepted According to Kuhn account of concepts achievements Alexandre Koyre analysis argument causal theory chapter 5.1 chemical conceptual structure consensus contrast set convergent thought criticism development of science distinction ducks Earthian example exemplary problems experience family resemblance account gestalt switch Hence historian historical philosophy historiography of science history of science Hoyningen-Huene incommensurability individual instances Kant's Kantian Kuhn argued Kuhn claimed Kuhn emphasized Kuhn's view language later learned lexicon logical positivism logical positivists nature Newton's Newton's second law Newtonian no-overlap principle nomic concepts normal science traditions normic notion objects paradigm phenomenal world philosophical philosophy of science problem situations problem solutions question Quine Quine's realism rejected relation rules science education scientific community scientific research Scientific Revolutions scientists severe anomalies similarity classes solve specialties speciation Structure Kuhn Structure of Scientific swan taxonomy theory choice theory of reference Thomas Samuel Kuhn translation Twin Earth Wittgenstein