Is Scientific Progress Cumulative or Revolutionary? Kuhn Part 2: Contemporary Science

Notes and Thoughts on Kuhn’s The Nature and Necessity of Scientific Revolutions:  Part 2OverviewKuhn argues that scientific progress comes about when one paradigm is replaced by other.  This is in contrast to the view that scientific progress is cumulative, and new theories simply modify existing theoretical structures.Application of The Revolutionary Model to Contemporary ScienceSo, the […]

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Is Scientific Progress Cumulative or Revolutionary? Kuhn Part 1

Notes and Thoughts on Thomas Kuhn’s The Nature and Necessity of Scientific Revolutions Favourite Quote: “…whatever its force, the status of the  circular argument is only that of persuasion.  It cannot be made logically or even probabilistically compelling for those who refuse to step into the circle.” Overview Kuhn’s view of how science works is […]

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