HPS211 2013.01.10 Lecture Notes

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Department
History and Philosophy of Science and Technology
Course
HPS211H1
Professor
Curtis Forbes
Semester
Winter

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January 10. 2013 – Lecture Thomas Kuhn - Physicist, historian, philosopher - The structure of scientific revolutions - Thought that philosophical ideas were important to history - Father of history and philosophy of science Chapter IX - nature and necessity of scientific revolutions - Sci. revo. Are non-cumulative developmental episodes where on older paradigm is replaced in whole or in part by an incompatible new one Key Terms: - Cumulative o Before Kuhn’s writings people thought that science was cumulative o Accumulation only occurs within a specific paradigm - Paradigm o Everyone should be on more or less the same page
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