Time to (re)read Thomas Kuhn

I will admit that I’m a sucker for book anniversaries of any sort, and since this month marks the 50th anniversary of the publication of The Structure of Scientific Revolutions, here’s your excuse to finally read it. I’ve been looking for an excuse to re-read it, since the first go around apparently made no impression on my brain – I will admit that I can’t say a single, intelligent thing about it.

To get yourself jazzed up, you can read the appreciation in The Guardian, and you can buy yourself the swanky new 50th anniversary edition. As for me, I’m sticking with my less glitzy second edition with the cool, somewhat minimalist cover.

Here’s our schedule, with discussions on Fridays:

August 24th: Chapters I – IV
August 31st: Chapters V-VIII
September 7th: Chapters IX-XIII (postponed to Sept. 11)
September 14th: postscripts, Kuhn’s responses to criticism, etc.

So, come on and join me – here’s your chance to give this book a serious read.

Author: Mike White

Genomes, Books, and Science Fiction

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