KUHN, Thomas Samuel


KUHN, Thomas Samuel
(1922-)
   very influential philosopher of science whose book The Structure of Scientific Revolutions (1962) has had immense impact especially in THEOLOGY, the SOCIAL SCIENCES and EDUCATION where his ideas have been used to promote RELATIVISM and question the OBJECTIVITY of scientific scholarship. He argues that science advances by a series of unrelated jumps rather than gradual improvements. The key term in his work is PARADIGM which he uses to express the outlook of a given scientific community. In recent years the HISTORICAL basis for his arguments have been severely criticized and rejected by most historians of science.

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