The Structure of Scientific Revolutions. By Thomas S. Kuhn. Introduction: A Role for History. This chapter begins with an introduction to various frameworks including: The foundation of the scientific community The belief development process
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The Structure of Scientific Revolutions
Thomas S. Kuhn
- It begins with a “collection of facts”
- Social scientists believe in the use of “original sources”, the proper evaluation of alternative solutions, and the “selection of competing paradigms”
- Natural scientists believe in the effectiveness of textbooks, and they “are systematically substituted for the creative scientific literature that made them possible”
“We may have to relinquish the notion, explicit or implicit, that changes of paradigm carry scientists and those who learn from them closer and closer to the truth “