Scientific Revolution Thomas Kuhn

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In Thomas Kuhn’s The Structure of Scientific Revolutions, Kuhn states that a paradigm shift is a revolutionary event as it causes the rise in a new era of science. A scientific revolution is when an older paradigm is replaced completely or partially by a new paradigm. As the understanding of science change, the more humans switch their world view. Thus, causing the rift between the support between the old paradigm and the new. When it does, both sides must find reasons to persuade others why the paradigm in question is correct for the new environment. Kuhn believes that all paradigms mark the shift of environmental changes and human understanding and that not only affects physical science but all sciences.
Kuhn believes that the universe is
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He also believes that men are adaptable because even though they are in a state of chaos they will eventually adapt and learn the world around them. Man understands that as the world changes they must change too, that way they can not only survive but find explanations scientifically. Men is able to figure out when there is need for change, Kuhn states “In both political and scientific development the sense of malfunction that can lead to crisis is prerequisite to revolution.” (Kuhn 2) This crisis is the primary motivation of man to come up with a new set of rules and principles to go along with the shift. Men then decides on what they are able to observe, measure and calculate in this new shift and then it starts to become normal science. Kuhn also believes that Men are very capable of reason and understanding, and it part of the nature of…show more content…
He also states that “The man who is striving to solve a problem defined by existing knowledge and technique is not... just looking around. He knows what he wants to achieve, and he designs his instruments and directs his thoughts accordingly” (Kuhn 8). By following the rules to conduct a scientific experiment, Man must not rely on past scientific breakthroughs as they can change over time. Instead Men must find new scientific breakthroughs for a better understanding of the world around them. Once there is a need for a paradigm shift, it is vital for Men to reject an old paradigm and focus on the new one. In order to solve the anomalies created by the shift, men create new rules and principals that can define it. Thus creating a new era of scientific understanding and being able to move forward from the old
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