Episode 217: Dropping Paradigms (Kuhn's "The Structure of Scientific Revolutions")

07.20.2021 - By Very Bad Wizards

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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.

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