Paradigm Shift Essay

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  • Paradigm Shift Anthropology

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    Marshall Sahlins’ has a quote that we stand on the shoulders of giants to shit on their heads reflects the idea of paradigm shift. The shoulders personify the collective knowledge of those researchers before us, as students it is where we gain our information. It is not through our own work that we initially study our respective fields; we study the accumulation of work that those giants have codified. The shit represents new ideas, criticism, and reworking of the previously held beliefs. The

  • The Theory Of A Paradigm Shift

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    the concept of paradigm shifts that changed science by transforming fundamental structures. Although Kuhn only attributes paradigms shifts to natural sciences, many have applied this idea to other fields. In Discipline and Punish, Michel Foucault analyzes the rapid shifts in penal systems and the larger social implications of such change. Foucault attributes the rise of prisons due to modifications in perceptions about punishment and power. These reformations mirror paradigm shifts, since they fundamentally

  • Paradigm Shift Example - Thomas Kuhn

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    progressing into the 1990s, air travel became cheaper and accessible for more people, requiring airline companies to carry more people on existing routes. Consequently aircraft manufacturers are forced to create larger capacity airplanes. Based on this new paradigm and demands from airline companies, the Boeing 777 was conceived. The new airliner permits approximately three times of the capacity of the Concorde while allowing much greater

  • Psychological Paradigm Shift : The Beauty Of The Old And Need For The New

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    Psychological Paradigm Shift: The Beauty of the Old and Need for the New I had the pleasure of reading an article titled, Psychological Paradigm Shift: The Beauty of the Old and Need for the New. This article is framed around Jungian theory, in fact what comes to mind for me is individuation. I say that, because in this article the therapist is tasked with aiding the patient with bringing a conscious reality to a psychological reality that is unique to the patient. This paper will give a brief

  • The Gay Science : A Modern Critique Of Science

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    The Gay Science: A Modern Critique of Science Bertrand Russell wrote about Nietzsche in A History of Western Philosophy, “He invented no new technical theories in ontology or epistemology; his importance is primarily in ethics, and secondarily as an acute historical critic.” (Russell 760) If The Gay Science is read as a true prescription for how science should be done, the majority of Nietzsche’s sections seem unrelated; there is no clear way too see how these sections speak to what is commonly understood

  • Theories Of Secularization

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    social differentiation of societies on the path to modernization increased, so too would the secularization of these societies. However, American socio-religious development seemed to fly in the face of these early theories and this “traditional” paradigm, as several periods of modernization in the United

  • The Importance Of Practices Used By Teachers

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    impacts of inquiry based teaching on provincial achievement exams scores. She concluded that using inquiry-based strategies had a positive impact on student achievement exam scores. These findings raise many issues with regards to the shift from old to new paradigm teaching strategies. Friesen (2010) states, “ too frequently, teachers and administrators alike, allow their fear of standardized examinations to get in the way of the innovations needs to re-engineer schooling for todays world”. Why

  • The Concept Of A Paradigm Shift

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    interpretation present3). Coyne likewise provides a good summary of the enduring Neo-Darwinian position at present on Origins as “the book that started it all” in creating a more materialistic view of biology and the wider universe4. This idea of a paradigm-shift has been reiterated implicitly over time amongst others such as Shermer5. Most of the later Neo-Darwinian works making this point owe a heavy debt in terms of codifying their historical perspective to Daniel Dennett. Dennett explored the idea

  • Transformative Learning Theory

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    holistic orientation (fourth element) by providing a supportive and open environment that allows the client to express emotion -- carefully balancing supporting and challenging the client. Example scenarios will help the coachee to practice his/her new paradigm in different contexts (fifth element). This will help the coachee feel the difference versus using

  • The Structure Of Scientific Revolution

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    lead to the invention of new theory and in return brought about new paradigm shift and ultimately leads to scientific revolution. In the meantime, although he does not deny scientific knowledge is cumulative but the radical shift from one dominate theory to another where revolution is at the center destroys such picture of continuity due to two successive theories being incommensurable and incompatible. As a result of this shift, Kuhn argues that a theory choice--which may or may not take long period