Thomas Kuhn

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In existographies, Thomas Kuhn (33 BE-41 AE) (1922-1996 ACM) (IQ:#|#) (PR:1,885|65AE / historian:13) (Becker 139:131|3L) (Stokes 100:98) (Listal 100:77) (Reuters 2009:35) (HGC:276) (CR:30) (LH:2) (TL:32) was an American physicist and historian, noted for []


In 1962, Kuhn, in his The Structure of Scientific Revolutions, argued that paradigm change occurs when two or more people simultaneously and independently arrive at the same conclusion, view, or finding.[1] The archetype model he refers to is the discovery of the conservation of energy, wherein he discussed how twelve people, primarily: Robert Mayer, Hermann Helmholtz, and James Joule, all independently arrived at the same new revolutionary view, within the same handful of years.


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The following are quotes by Kuhn:

“I’ve always rather liked thermodynamics; that sense of a subject which is largely mathematical but which gives you important physical consequences is a strange, tasteful experience.”
— Thomas Kuhn (c.1960), Commented undergraduate course with Philipp Frank and graduate course with Percy Bridgman [2]

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  1. Kuhn, Thomas. (1962). The Structure of Scientific Revolutions. Publisher.
  2. Kuhn, Thomas S., Conant, James, and Haugleland, John. (2002). The Road Since Structure: Philosophical Essays, 1970-1993, with an Autobiographical Interview (pgs. 267-78). University of Chicago Press.


  • Anon. (2020). “Thomas Kuhn: the Structure of Scientific Revolutions” (YT), Then & Now, May 27.

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