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The Essential Tension

Selected Studies in Scientific Tradition and Change

Thomas S. Kuhn


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"Kuhn has the unmistakable address of a man, who, so far from wanting to score points, is anxious above all else to get at the truth of matters."—Sir Peter Medawar, Nature

University of Chicago Press, 9780226458069, 390pp.

Publication Date: March 15, 1979

About the Author

 Thomas S. Kuhn (1922–96) was the Laurence Rockefeller Professor of linguistics and philosophy at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. His books include The Essential Tension; Black-Body Theory and the Quantum Discontinuity, 1894–1912; and The Copernican Revolution.