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Ideas of Thomas S. Kuhn, by Text

[American, 1922 - 1997, Born in Cincinnatti. Pupil of Willard Quine. Professor at Chicago University, and at Princeton.]

1962 Structure of Scientific Revolutions (2nd ed)
p.50 Kuhn has a description theory of reference, so the reference of 'electron' changes with the descriptions [Rowlands]
p.77 Switching scientific paradigms is a conversion experience
p.79 Incommensurability assumes concepts get their meaning from within the theory [Okasha]
p.81 Kuhn's scientists don't aim to falsifying their paradigm, because that is what they rely on [Gorham]
p.115 Galileo's notions can't be 'incommensurable' if we can fully describe them [Putnam]
p.153 Most theories are continually falsified [Kitcher]
1970 Reflections on my Critics
p.281 Kuhn came to accept that all scientists agree on a particular set of values [Bird]
5 p.266 'Truth' may only apply within a theory
6 p.266 In theory change, words shift their natural reference, so the theories are incommensurable