Essays Tagged: "Thomas Kuhn"

Flat Fee vs. Pay-per-use

bout or find comefrom following unknown routes, bumping into things we weren't lookingfor. (Indeed, Thomas Kuhn makes the claim that, even in the hardsciences, real breakthroughs and interesting disco ... reakthroughs and interesting discoveries only comefrom following these unconventional routes [Kuhn, Thomas, The Structureof Scientific Revolutions, Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1962]).And peo ...

(6 pages) 88 0 3.3 Mar/1997

Subjects: Businesss Research Papers

The Meaning of Life : A Look Through the Matrix.

ge of what reality really is. Things which are "actual or true," cannot ever be proved to be so; as Thomas S. Kuhn states, " theory can ever be exposed to all possible relevant tests, they ask no ...

(7 pages) 122 1 3.4 Sep/2003

Subjects: Humanities Essays

Moral right and wrong are just a matter of opinion.

it was.Few philosophers describe themselves as relativists, but some include, Ludwig Wittgenstein, Thomas Kuhn, Michel Foucault, Jacques Derrida, and Emile Durkheim. There are many different types of ...

(6 pages) 355 1 4.5 Dec/2003

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Philosophy > Comparative Philosophy & Ethics

The similarities and differences between the sciences and the arts as intellectual discipline

d this status until such time as new evidence emerges allowing the theory to be dropped or adapted. Thomas Kuhn took this criticism of scientists even further, he believed that scientists, for the vas ...

(9 pages) 97 0 4.7 Apr/2004

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Philosophy

How the Developement of the Printing Press Had an Enormous Impact in Europe in the Middle Ages, and Later Translated into a Paradigm That Would Change the World Forever

have the ability to transform reality, as we know it. It is upon this foundation, that philosopher Thomas Kuhn fathered, defined and popularized the concept of the paradigm shift: an intellectual rev ...

(3 pages) 132 3 4.3 Apr/2004

Subjects: History Term Papers > European History

Using material from the items and elsewhere, briefly explain why some sociologists claim that the study of sociology cannot be scientific.

ns; to take statistics at face value ignores the interactive processes which lead to their creation.Kuhn claimed that scientific enquiry is characterized by conservatism because scientists are sociali ... sts produce a new paradigm that explains what the old paradigm could not and normal science resumes.Kuhn therefore challenged the view of science is a method. Rather he saw science as a body of knowle ...

(3 pages) 47 0 1.0 Mar/2005

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Sociology

Creating an Organizational Paradigm

diversity and intense competition in other areas outside of the industrial ear of mass production." Thomas Kuhn (1996) details, "Paradigms gain their status because they are more successful than their ... In order to change XYZ business practice paradigm, a review of its historical data can take place. Thomas Kuhn (1996) explains, "Paradigms gain their status because they are more successful than thei ...

(12 pages) 401 0 4.0 Mar/2007

Subjects: Businesss Research Papers > Management

Theory Of Knowledge And Its Justification

nce there may be an oddity. Something within the raw data that does not fit our field of knowledge. Thomas Kuhn, in his book Scientific Revolution explains this as normal science. He expresses this se ...

(6 pages) 65 0 4.0 Apr/2001

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Philosophy


g views other than the norm at the time. more recently this apprehension to change was described by Thomas Kuhn in his book, The Structure of Scientific Revoulutions.Kuhn?s book was focused on the sci ...

(5 pages) 44 0 3.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Psychology


" in making creative sculptures such as the C.N. Tower, Eiffel tower, and the Taj Mahal.Contrarily, Thomas Kuhn states that we learn more from "breakthroughs" than accepted conventions. He refers to p ... computer+scan+in+airports&hl=en&ct=clnk&cd=1≷=ca ...

(6 pages) 14 0 5.0 Feb/2010

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Philosophy

popper vs. kuhn

6The modern meaning of science was heavily influenced by two very important people, Karl Popper and Thomas Kuhn. They were both very significant people in the development of modern day science. Althou ... othesis to be right because potentially there could be another experiment that could prove it wrong.Thomas Kuhn, best known for his book, The Structure of Scientific Revolutions, graduated from Harvar ...

(2 pages) 1 0 0.0 Sep/2014

Subjects: Science Essays > Biology