Mini-episode: Galison doubts Kuhn’s idea of scientific revolutionsDownload MP3
A brief episode. Thomas Kuhn’s 1962 book /The Structure of Scientific Revolutions/ was enormously influential. In /Image and Logic/, Galison argues that Kuhn was wrong because he was too focused on theorists.
- Peter Galison, Image and Logic: A Material Culture of Microphysics, 1997
- Thomas Kuhn, The Structure of Scientific Revolutions, 1962
- Steven Law, "Do you see a duck or a rabbit: just what is aspect perception?", 2018. (Also has a picture of the Necker cube, which Kuhn also uses. Come to think of it, it might be he only uses the Necker cube, not the rabbit/duck.)
- Imre Lakatos and Alan Musgrave (eds.), Criticism and the Growth of Knowledge, 1970. (The proceedings of a 1965 conference on Kuhn's ideas. It cannot have been fun for Kuhn.)
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