Books et al.History of Science

The paradigm shift, in perspective

Science  25 Mar 2016:
Vol. 351, Issue 6280, pp. 1404
DOI: 10.1126/science.aaf2233

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In his 1962 review of Thomas Kuhn's The Structure of Scientific Revolutions, historian Charles Gillispie proclaimed it "a very bold venture, this essay." In hindsight, it seems not just bold but a pivotal point in our understanding of science. The book under review features essays contributed by historians, social scientists, and philosophers that reflect on the development, content, and impact of Kuhn's revolutionary book.