Thomas Samuel Kuhn

Thomas Samuel Kuhn

was an American physicist who wrote extensively on the history of science and developed several important notions in the sociology and philosophy of science.
The historian of science may be tempted to exclaim that when paradigms change, the world itself changes with them.More Thomas Samuel Kuhn quotes [08/06/2011 03:08:26]
Crisis alone is not enough. There must also be a basis, though it need be neither rational nor ultimately correct, for faith in the particular candidate chosen.More Thomas Samuel Kuhn quotes [08/06/2011 03:08:51]
The crises of our time, it becomes increasingly clear, are the necessary impetus for the revolution now under way. And once we understand nature's transformative powers, we see that it is our powerful ally, not a force to feared our subdued.More Thomas Samuel Kuhn quotes [08/06/2011 03:08:19]
Under normal conditions the research scientist is not an innovator but a solver of puzzles, and the puzzles upon which he concentrates are just those which he believes can be both stated and solved within the existing scientific tradition.More Thomas Samuel Kuhn quotes [08/06/2011 03:08:31]
Rather than being an interpreter, the scientist who embraces a new paradigm is like the man wearing inverting lenses.More Thomas Samuel Kuhn quotes [08/06/2011 03:08:13]

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