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Thomas  S.  Kuhn

Thomas Samuel Kuhn [1922-96] color photo - seated in lecture hall             short profile

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Thomas Kuhn's account of the development of science held that science enjoys periods of stable growth punctuated by
revisionary revolutions; he also added the controversial ‘incommensurability thesis’: that theories from differing periods
suffer from certain deep kinds of failure of comparability.

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Thomas Kuhn entry at Wikipedia
Thomas Kuhn entry at Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy
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Major Works

Structure of Scientific Revolutions book by Thomas S. Kuhn  "The Structure of Scientific Revolutions" [1962 classic]
by Thomas S. Kuhn

"If ever there were a true classic on the history & development of science that is must reading for each new generation, it is Kuhn's benchmark work."
3rd edition for Kindle from Univ Chicago Press [10/2010] for $8.77
Univ Chicago Press 8x5¼ pb [12/96] for $9.23
Univ Chicago Press 8x5½ hardcover [12/96] for $30.00

"Reconstructing Scientific Revolutions: Thomas S. Kuhn's Philosophy of Science"
[Univ Chicago Press, 1993] by Paul Hoyningen-Huene

"The Road Since Structure: Philosophical Essays, 1970-1993"
[Univ Chicago Press, 2000] by T.S. Kuhn ISBN 0-226-45798-2

"The Essential Tension: Selected Studies in Scientific Tradition and Change"
[Univ Chicago Press, 1977] by T.S. Kuhn ISBN 0-226-45805-9

Other Works
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"The Copernican Revolution: Planetary Astronomy In The Development of Western Thought"
[Harvard Univ Press, 1957] by T.S. Kuhn ISBN 0-674-17100-4

"The Function of Measurement in Modern Physical Science" article by T.S. Kuhn in Isis, 52(1961): 161-193.

"Scientific Change (Symposium on the History of Science, University of Oxford, 9–15 July 1961)"
[Basic Books & Heineman, 1963] by T.S. Kuhn?

"The Function of Dogma in Scientific Research" article by T.S. Kuhn . pp. 347–69 in A. C. Crombie (ed.).

"Black-Body Theory and The Quantum Discontinuity, 1894-1912"
[Univ Chicago Press, 1987] by T.S. Kuhn ISBN 0-226-45800-8

Works About Thomas Kuhn

"The Myth of The Kuhnian Revolution" [Sociological Theory, Volume 1, (1983), pp293-305)
article by Sal Restivo {67kb PDF file}

American Philosopher book by Giovanna Borradori   "The American Philosopher: Conversations with Quine, Davidson, Putnam, Nozick, Danto, Rorty, Cavell, MacIntyre, and Kuhn" [1994]
by Giovanna Borradori, Translated by Rosanna Crocitto

Rather obtuse conversations that are probably not for the beginner or student, but may be valuable for in-depth insight to any of these nine American philosophers: Stanley Cavell, Arthur C. Danto, Donald Davidson, Thomas Kuhn, Alasdair MacIntyre, Robert Nozick, Hilary Putnam, Willard Van Orman Quine, and Richard Rorty
Kindle Edition from Univ Chicago Press [1994 edition] for $14.30
Univ Chicago Press 8½x5½ pb [3/94] for $25.64
Univ Chicago Press 8¾x5¾ hardcover [3/94] out of print/used

"Thomas Kuhn and the Science Wars" [5/1996] by Ziauddin Sardar

Thomas Kuhn biography by Thomas Nickles  "Thomas Kuhn (Contemporary Philosophy In Focus Series)" [1998]
by Thomas Nickles

Kindle Edition from Cambridge Univ Press [1998 edition] for $15.95
Cambridge Univ Press 9x6 pb [10/2002] for $29.82
Cambridge Univ Press 9¼x6¼ hardcover [10/2002] for $98.69
Thomas Kuhn biography by Alexander Bird  "Thomas Kuhn" biography [2001] by Alexander Bird
Princeton Univ Press 8½x5½ pb [4/2001] for $38.59
Princeton Univ Press Spanish-language edition 8½x5½ pb [6/3002] out of print/used
Acumen Publng Ltd. 8½x5¾ hardcover [1/2001] out of print/used

"Thomas Kuhn: A Philosophical History For Our Times"
[Univ Chicago Press, 2000] by Steve Fuller ISBN 0-226-26894-2

"Paradigms Explained: Rethinking Thomas Kuhn's Philosophy of Science" [9/2001] by Erich von Dietze

"Kuhn vs. Popper: The Struggle for the Soul of Science" [12/2004] by Steve Fuller

"The Cognitive Structure of Scientific Revolutions [4/2006] by Hanne Andersen, Peter Barker & Xiang Chen

"Thomas Kuhn in the Light of Reason" [2008] by Brian Andrew Maricle

"Thomas Kuhn's 'Linguistic Turn' and the Legacy of Logical Empiricism" [11/2008] by Stefano Gattei

"Thomas Kuhn's Revolution" [11/2008] by James A. Marcum

"Knowing Nature Without Mirrors: Thomas Kuhn's Antirepresentationalist Objectivity" [7/2009] by Joseph Bernardoni

"Naturalizing Epistemology: Thomas Kuhn and The Essential Tension" [1/2010] by Fred D'Agostino

"World Changes: Thomas Kuhn and the Nature of Science" [2/2010] by Paul Horwich

"Thomas Kuhn and Scientific Progression: Investigation on Kuhn's account of how science progresses" [6/2010] by Kennedy Onkware

"Meaning Changes: A Study of Thomas Kuhn's Philosophy" [7/2012] by Jouni-Matti Kuukkanen

Friends  &  Family

first wife Kathryn Muhs Kuhn []
three children

second wife Jehane R. Barton Burns Kuhn []

L i n k s
Thomas Kuhn entry at Wikipedia
Thomas Kuhn entry at Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy
search for books by Thomas Kuhn at Amazon
The Thomas Kuhn Appreciation Society weblog

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