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Thomas Kuhn: The Structure of Scientific Revolutions Summary of Main Points: Scientific progress is not cumulative. It goes by giant leaps and new perceptions. New paradigms come along and replace the old way of thinking. Old paradigm starts having problems explaining everything, with an anomaly here and there. Scientists try to make new information fit into the old paradigm
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Unformatted text preview: but it gets too complicated and full of exceptions, and a crisis arises. • New paradigms are proposed, and defenders of the old and new paradigms debate. • The new paradigm that wins out changes all the rules, even the way to make the rules. • Often we don’t realize a paradigm has shifted until textbooks reveal the new way of thinking....
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This note was uploaded on 06/02/2011 for the course HIST 1112 taught by Professor Tba during the Spring '08 term at Georgia Southern University .

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