2 hrs 5 min

Dropping Paradigms (Kuhn's "The Structure of Scientific Revolutions"‪)‬ Very Bad Wizards

    • Philosophy

David and Tamler hit the books and cram for their beloved Patreon listener-selected episode – this time on Thomas Kuhn’s “The Structure of Scientific Revolutions.” David thinks Kuhn is a great sociologist of science but recoils at the relativistic tenor of the final chapters. Tamler loves anything that makes David recoil.


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David and Tamler hit the books and cram for their beloved Patreon listener-selected episode – this time on Thomas Kuhn’s “The Structure of Scientific Revolutions.” David thinks Kuhn is a great sociologist of science but recoils at the relativistic tenor of the final chapters. Tamler loves anything that makes David recoil.


Plus, should we give more weight to the advice of people on their deathbed? Or should we nod politely and get back to working for that promotion…
Sponsored By:
A Slight Change of Plans Podcast: There are few things in life that are as complex and messy—and potentially magical—as change. On A Slight Change of Plans, you’ll hear intimate conversations that give an unvarnished look into how people navigate changes of all kinds and use that change to ultimately growGiveWell: We love this sponsor, and are proud of the support our listeners have shown! If you are a listener and want to make your charitable contributions as effective as possible, please check out Givewell.org. New donors will have their donation matched up to $1,000 before the end of June (or as long as matching funds last).

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Links:
Why is the deathbed perspective considered so valuable? | Aeon Essays — reasonsThe Splintered Mind: On the Epistemic Status of Deathbed RegretsThe Structure of Scientific Revolutions - WikipediaThe Structure of Scientific Revolutions by Thomas Kuhn [amazon.com affiliate link]What Thomas Kuhn Really Thought about Scientific "Truth" - Scientific American Blog NetworkThe Ashtray Has Landed: The Case of Morris v. Kuhn

2 hrs 5 min