A critical investigation of the philosophy of science of Thomas Kuhn (1922-1996), with a special focus upon his critique of the classical model of the development of science in terms of a cumulative acquisition of knowledge, and by implication, a gradual progression toward truth. In broader terms, the course assesses the metaphysical and epistemological implications of Kuhn’s understanding of scientific change and the possibility of scientific progress.
For more detailed information about the course, please review the syllabus.
Submissions from 2013
From Cells to Cell Theory: What Would Kuhn Say?, Laura Kurjanowicz
A Kuhnian Analysis of Willis, Katie Meloro
The Antibiotic Revolution, Alyssa Olsen
A Grammatical Paradigm, Alexia Polacheck
Heisenberg’s Uncertainty Principle, Matthew Santos
Syllabus: Kuhn's Philosophy of Science, Joseph Torchia