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Thomas Kuhn och paradigmteorin idag : Från normal till postnormal vetenskap

by Axén, Albin

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This essay describes the philosophy of science that Thomas Kuhn puts forth in his work The Structure of Scientific Revolutions. The question is, does his description of the scientific paradigm work as well today as in the examples he gave in the book?The conclusion is that there are certain factors that make for a number of differences between science today and, for example in the seventeenth century. There is also a growing theory or vision of a post normal science laid developed by among others Jerome Ravetz. This theory or vision is an idea of a science close to peer-communities and fast as well as critical decisions involving opposite values.
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School:Södertörns högskola

School Location:Sweden

Source Type:Master's Thesis

Keywords:philosophy scientific paradigm normal science post thomas kuhn ziauddin sardan jerome ravetz karl popper

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Date of Publication:02/12/2008

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