Thomas Samuel Kuhn 1922-1996

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  • Thomas Samuel Kuhn

    Thomas Samuel Kuhn born in Cincinnati, Ohio.
  • The Copernican Revolution

    In Kuhn's first published work he examines work from Aristotle and Newton. The Copernican Revolution led us away from the thought that the earth was the center of the universe. This specific paradigm shift is exactly what Kuhn explain in his second work. Kuhn also compares the thoughts of these men and the "normal science' at the time. Kuhn, T. S. The Copernican Revolution: Planetary Astronomy in the Development of Western Thought. Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 1957.
  • Kuhn publishes his most influential materiel. The Structure of Scientific Revolutions.

    Kuhn publishes his most influential materiel. The Structure of Scientific Revolutions.
    In this influential work the term "paradigm shift' was coined. Kuhn blew away older theories of science and brought about a thought process of "Thinking outside of the box" His theory was that in some paradigms, science can only go so far. Sometimes what is needed is to look at things completely from a different angle to make scientific progress.
    Kuhn, Thomas. The Structure of Scientific Revolutions. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1962.
  • Princeton University

    Became the Professor of Philosophy and History of Science.
  • Black Body Theory and the Quantum Discontinuity 1894–1912

    Black Body Theory and the Quantum Discontinuity 1894–1912
    Kuhn publishes a book on quantum mechanics.
    Kuhn, Thomas. Black-Body Theory and the Quantum Discontinuity, 1894-1912. University of Chicago Press. 1978.
  • Death of Thomas Samuel Kuhn

  • Kuhn's paradigm shift explained.