Thomas Kuhn (July 18, 1922 - June 17, 1996)

Timeline created by Ashley Coolidge
  • Lowell Lectures

    In 1951 Thomas Kuhn spoke at the Lowell lectures. In his presentation he discussed scientific methodology, the conceptual framework, and creative versus textbook science. Marcum, J. A. (n.d.). Thomas S. Kuhn (1922-1996). Retrieved August 08, 2020, from https://iep.utm.edu/kuhn-ts/
  • The Copernican Revolution

    Thomas Kuhn published The Copernican Revolution in 1957 which focused on how areas of a scientists’ life such as religion have a heavy impact on how they arrive at new knowledge. Marcum, J. A. (n.d.). Thomas S. Kuhn (1922-1996). Retrieved August 06, 2020, from https://iep.utm.edu/kuhn-ts/
  • The Structure of Scientific Revolutions

    In this article Kuhn proposed a new way of science that focused less on an outcome and more on how an outcome is produced. He also introduced the scientific revolution in this article. https://youtu.be/L70T4pQv7P8 Marcum, J. A. (n.d.). Thomas S. Kuhn (1922-1996). Retrieved August 05, 2020, from https://iep.utm.edu/kuhn-ts/ T. (Director). (2020, May 27). Thomas Kuhn: The Structure of Scientific Revolutions [Video file]. Retrieved August 8, 2020, from https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L70T4pQv7P8
  • Postscript to Structure

    In 1969 Thomas Kuhn published a second edition of Structure to expound of the paradigm concept and discussed how exemplars are a basis for gaining scientific knowledge.