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Who wants to lead "The Structure of Scientific Revolutions?" 
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Post Who wants to lead "The Structure of Scientific Revolutions?"
We could use a book discussion leader for The Structure of Scientific Revolutions by Thomas S. Kuhn.

I feel like a school teacher looking for someone to raise their hand. Don't make you call on you. 8)



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Post Re: Who wants to lead "The Structure of Scientific Revolutions?"
Well I suggested it and voted for it, but for discussion leader I nominate Interbane or Johnson.

2012 is the fiftieth anniversary of publication of this book. It has aged extremely well, and is possibly even more relevant now than when it was written. There are big paradigm shifts happening now on climate, religion, security and economics. Kuhn's model, with paradigm shift moving through four stages - ignoring, ridiculing, debating, accepting - has wide explanatory power, imho.

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Post Re: Who wants to lead "The Structure of Scientific Revolutions?"
Well, Interbane or Johnson? :troll:



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Post Re: Who wants to lead "The Structure of Scientific Revolutions?"
I was checking this out as a way to make it happen. I drive for an hour every day.

http://www.audible.com/pd?asin=B002VA3B2Q

But I need Christmas to happen before it will work. Gimme a week then I'll have an answer.


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Post Re: Who wants to lead "The Structure of Scientific Revolutions?"
Audio books are really perfect for long commutes.

OK, let us know. :)



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Post Re: Who wants to lead "The Structure of Scientific Revolutions?"
BTW, this book was recommended by a few philosophy blogs I've run across as a must read.


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Post Re: Who wants to lead "The Structure of Scientific Revolutions?"
I feel like I know the basic theme of the book second-hand, and I find the whole paradigm idea convincing, as opposed to a steady accumulation of knowledge. I'm sure there are more insights, but how much of it is just extra padding?



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Post Re: Who wants to lead "The Structure of Scientific Revolutions?"
I would really like to see this discussion get off the ground. I'm really interested in this topic :)



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Post Re: Who wants to lead "The Structure of Scientific Revolutions?"
Interbane wrote:
I was checking this out as a way to make it happen. I drive for an hour every day.

http://www.audible.com/pd?asin=B002VA3B2Q

But I need Christmas to happen before it will work. Gimme a week then I'll have an answer.


I can't follow books like this in audio format :cry:

I'll be waiting. You guys are great at leading discussions! 8)



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Post Re: Who wants to lead "The Structure of Scientific Revolutions?"
Interbane wrote:
BTW, this book was recommended by a few philosophy blogs I've run across as a must read.



"The Social Construction of Reality" is also a must read.
It's along the same line of thought



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Post Re: Who wants to lead "The Structure of Scientific Revolutions?"
i want to read this, but i a newbie so i dont know how it works



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Post Re: Who wants to lead "The Structure of Scientific Revolutions?"
I will lead this, I listened to the introduction on the way to work this morning. An audio book has a few drawbacks, but the fact that I can get in "reading" on the way to work is great. I commute 30 minutes each way. What I noticed right away is that I want to speed the voice way up, and there's no option to speed read through a chapter.

On that note, I apologize if I misspell proper names from the book. Please correct me if you see an error.


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Post Re: Who wants to lead "The Structure of Scientific Revolutions?"
Interbane, I'm just now seeing your post about leading this discussion.



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