PACHSmörgåsbord: Thomas Kuhn

Thursday, March 24, 2011

Who cares about the history of science?

The first in what I hope will be an occasional series of reflections on the principles by which we justify our field.

Posted by Nathaniel Comfort on 03/24 at 11:18 PM
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Sunday, November 13, 2011

Musing on Book Reviews

Prompted by a two very different reviews of Westman’s The Copernican Question, I spent a morning thinking about the form and purpose of a book review. This post tries to hammer those thoughts into something useful.

Posted by Darin Hayton on 11/13 at 12:56 PM

Saturday, September 01, 2012

Everybody has a “Paradigm”

This useless graph created largely to piss off Edward Tufte charts Kuhn’s use of the word “paradigm” throughout his Structure of Scientific Revolutions.

Posted by Darin Hayton on 09/01 at 10:51 AM

Friday, September 21, 2012

Who Really Needs Scientific Discoveries and Science Heroes?

We all know them, those pillars of science on whom the modern world rests. But who really needs them? I suggest that the heroes of serve the needs of scientists more than they do the needs of the laity.

Posted by Darin Hayton on 09/21 at 11:45 PM

Thursday, January 03, 2013

Discovery in Kuhn’s Structure

This post reflects on how Kuhn uses discovery in his The Structure of Scientific Revolutions. This post was originally written for a different context but didn’t see the light of the day there so I post it here (cross posted from here).

Posted by Darin Hayton on 01/03 at 01:19 PM

Friday, January 04, 2013

A Historian of Science Reads Kuhn

Our intrepid physicist-turned historian of science turns his attention and pencil toward Thomas Kuhn. Here’s what he thought.

Posted by Darin Hayton on 01/04 at 01:29 PM

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