2012 is the fiftieth anniversary of the publication of Thomas Kuhn's book "The Structure of Scientific Revolutions".
Longtime readers may recall that Kuhn's book made it onto my list of books that had the largest intellectual influence on me. For me, recasting the history of science in terms of paradigm shifts mattered less than recasting science itself as a social enterpirse.
Some related thoughts from the Guardian and from David Warsh at Economic Principals.
If you have not read the book, it remains well worth reading.
Who was my favorite student this term?
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