Kuhn's "The Structure of Scientific Revolutions": A Reader's Guide (Reader's Guides)

Kuhn's "The Structure of Scientific Revolutions": A Reader's Guide (Reader's Guides)

By: John Preston (author)Paperback

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Thomas Kuhn's The Structure of Scientific Revolutions is arguably one of the most influential books of the twentieth century and a key text in the philosophy and history of science. Kuhn transformed the philosophy and history of science in the twentieth century in an irrevocable way and still provides an important alternative to formalist approaches in the philosophy of science. His most important work is therefore a hugely exciting, yet challenging, piece of philosophical writing. In Kuhn's The Structure of Scientific Revolutions: A Reader's Guide, John Preston offers a clear and thorough account of this key philosophical work. The book offers a detailed review of the key themes and a lucid commentary that will enable readers to rapidly navigate the text. Geared towards the specific requirements of students who need to reach a sound understanding of the text as a whole, the guide explores the complex and important ideas inherent in the text and provides a cogent survey of the reception and influence of Kuhn's work. This is the ideal companion to study of this most influential of texts.

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John Preston is Senior Lecturer in Philosophy at the University of Reading. Previous publications include Feyerabend: Philosophy, Science and Society (Polity, 1997) and Thought and Language (ed.) (CUP, 1997).


1. Context; 2. Overview of Themes; 3. Reading the Text; 4. Reception and Influence; 5. Notes for Further Reading.

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  • publication date: 29/05/2008
  • ISBN13: 9780826493767
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 136
  • ID: 9780826493767
  • weight: 167
  • ISBN10: 0826493769

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