Week 5 - Thomas Kuhn - Timeline

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In History
  • Birth and Early Life

    Birth and Early Life
    Thomas S. Kuhn was born on July 18, 1922, to Samuel L. Kuhn, an industrial engineer, and Minette Stroock Kuhn.
  • Death

    Thomas Kuhn died on June 17, 1996, at Cambridge, Massachusetts and the age of 73
  • Thomas Kuhn's Award & Conclusion

    In honor of his legacy, the "Thomas Kuhn Paradigm Shift Award" is awarded by the American Chemical Society to speakers who present original views that are at odds with mainstream scientific understanding. A knowledgable video that can help to understand Thomas Kuhn's Life Paradigm shift can be found here https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vzo8vnxSARg and https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sOGZEZ96ynI
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    Education

    Thomas Kuhn earned his Bachelors Degree in 1943 and his Master's Degree in 1946 in physics at the prestige Harvard University. He later earned his Ph.D at Harvard University in1949 but for History of Science.
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    Career and Major accomplishments

    Thomas Kuhn throughout his career published a lot of books with one major blockbuster titled, The Structure of Scientific Revolutions where he argued that scientific research and thought are defined by “paradigms,” or conceptual world-views, that consist of formal theories, classic experiments, and trusted methods. This introduced into the scientific community the now followed principle that is defined as paradigm change or shift.
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    Career and Accomplishments II

    Thomas Kuhn taught philosophy of science at Harvard, the University of California at Berkeley, Princeton University, and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.