Kuhn, Thomas (1922-1996)
Historian of Science, Philosopher and Linguist. Kuhn
was amongst the first to explore the history of science for any
non-observational factors that might explain theory choice, as well as to
consider how it might be justifiable as well.
famous work, The Structure of Scientific Revolutions sought to explore
the character of scientific theory change. Kuhn introduced insights from
sociology and psychology and re-shaped the landscape of philosophy of science,
asserting that science is not a disinterested pursuit of truth and could be seen
as creative an undertaking as painting or music. For Kuhn, the history of
science is the history of change, but not always progress.
by: Richard P Whaite
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