The Essential Tension (Paperback)

Selected Studies in Scientific Tradition and Change

By Thomas S. Kuhn

University of Chicago Press, 9780226458069, 390pp.

Publication Date: March 15, 1979

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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

About the Author

Thomas S. Kuhn (1922-1996) was professor emeritus of philosophy at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. His many books include The Structure of Scientific Revolutions and Black-Body Theory and the Quantum Discontinuity, 1894-1912, both published by the University of Chicago Press.