Kuhn’s Paradigm Shift at 50

This year is the 50th anniversary of Thomas Kuhn’s The Structure of Scientific Revolutions, with its influential concept of the “paradigm shift.” The book has reportedly sold over 1.4 million copies and is still on science and history of science syllabi around the world.

The Structure of Scientific Revolutions examines in detail the so-called Scientific Revolution of the seventeenth century, so the book a must-read for historians of early modern European history and historians of early modern science in particular.

An article in the Chronicle of Higher Education discusses the legacy of Kuhn’s “paradigm shift.”

 

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