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New edited book by Brad Wray

Kuhn's The Structure of Scientific Revolutions at 60 (Cambridge University Press, 2024)

Book description

Thomas Kuhn's The Structure of Scientific Revolutions has sold more than one million copies since its publication in 1962, is one of the most cited academic books of all time, and continues to be read and studied today. This volume of new essays evaluates the significance of Kuhn's classic book in its changing historical context, including its initial reception and its lasting effects. The essays explore the range of ideas which Kuhn made popular with his influential philosophy of science, including paradigms, normal science, paradigm changes, scientific revolutions, and incommensurability; and they also look at less-studied themes in his work, including scientific measurement, science education, and science textbooks. Drawing on the latest scholarship as well as unpublished material in the Thomas Kuhn Archives at MIT, this volume offers a comprehensive way into Kuhn's philosophy and demonstrates the continuing relevance of his ideas for our understanding of science.


The book has a nice mix of older and relatively new voices. I learned something new in each chapter. The diversity of topics is noteworthy, with much illuminating attention given to little-recognized influences on Kuhn's career.

Tom Nickles - University of Nevada, Reno

Kuhn's The Structure of Scientific Revolutions at 60 (cambridge.org)