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Scientific revolutions

Scientific revolutions

a sourcebook in the history of science

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Published by Canadian Scholars" Press in [Toronto] .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Science -- History -- Sources.

  • Edition Notes

    Statementedited by Brian Baigrie.
    SeriesCanadian Scholars" Press reprotexts -- R1858
    ContributionsBaigrie, Brian.
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsQ125 .S435 1998
    The Physical Object
    Pagination477 p. :
    Number of Pages477
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL17304348M

    Rather, they Scientific revolutions book concrete indices to the content of more elementary perceptions, and as such they are selected for the close scrutiny of normal research only because they promise opportunity for the fruitful elaboration of an accepted paradigm. According to Kuhn, "When scientists must choose between competing theories, two men fully committed to the same list of criteria for choice may nevertheless reach different conclusions. He observed that the Moon is not a smooth, polished surface, as Aristotle had claimed, but that it is jagged and mountainous. With the invention of cannon they could no longer shut themselves up in a castle to avoid the wrath of their king. Scientific revolutions come about when one paradigm displaces another after a period of paradigm-testing that occurs only after persistent failure to solve a noteworthy puzzle has given rise to crisis.

    It is simply not possible, according to Kuhn, to construct an impartial language that can be used to perform a neutral comparison between conflicting paradigms, because the very terms used are integral to the respective paradigms, and therefore have different connotations in each paradigm. The area of the anomaly is then explored. As a rule, persistent and recognised anomaly does not induce crisis. X - Revolutions as Changes of World View.

    Rather, students of the sciences simply read the works of the alleged authorities and accepted their word as truth. He likens a paradigm-shift to the process of learning a second language. This rule we now call Occam's Razor. Some philosophers claim that Kuhn attempted to describe different kinds of scientific change: revolutions and specialty-creation. The printing press made books relatively inexpensive.


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Although normal science is a pursuit not directed to novelties and tending at first to suppress them, it is nonetheless very effective in causing them to arise. There is a prevalent belief that all hitherto-unexplained phenomena will in due course be accounted for in terms of this established framework.

To fulfill its potential, a scientific community needs to contain both individuals who are bold and individuals who are conservative. Paradigm changes can result from discovery brought about by encounters with anomaly. Projecting this distinction backwards in time onto Newtonian dynamics, we can formulate the following two hypotheses: HR: the term "mass" in Newtonian theory denotes relativistic mass.

Textbooks are the pedagogic vehicles for the perpetuation of normal science. Both Sir Isaac Newton Scientific revolutions book father of modern physics and inventor of calculus and Robert Boyle the father of modern chemistry were early members.

How are paradigms created, and how do scientific revolutions take place? During this period there was little scientific inquiry and experimentation. A scientific revolution that results in paradigm change is analogous to a political revolution.

There are many examples in the history of science in which confidence in the established frame of thought was eventually vindicated. Chapter VI: Anomaly and the Emergence of Scientific Discoveries This chapter aims to explain the synchronous phenomenon of "anomalies" which is when nature is observed by a human in an unexplainable, paradigm-shifting way, leaving that person to support their new understanding, then presenting it the scientific community.

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