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Science: Science is a systematic process of acquiring knowledge about the natural world through observation, experimentation, and hypothesis testing. It is based on the assumption that the universe is governed by natural laws that can be discovered through scientific inquiry. See also Method, Review, Knowledge, Verification, Confirmation.
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Annotation: The above characterizations of concepts are neither definitions nor exhausting presentations of problems related to them. Instead, they are intended to give a short introduction to the contributions below. – Lexicon of Arguments.

 
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Thomas S. Kuhn on Science - Dictionary of Arguments

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Definition Normal Science/Kuhn: Research that is firmly based on one or more scientific achievements of the past.
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Science/Kuhn: problems: Three classes of problems: - 1st determining important facts - 2nd mutual adjustment of facts and theory - 3rd articulation of theory.
>Theories/Kuhn
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Target/Science/Kuhn: Science does not move towards a "goal". - There must be no such destination at least.
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Community/Science/Kuhn: Typical for group formation: shared use of symbols - e.g. mathematical formulas.
>Paradigms/Kuhn.

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Explanation of symbols: Roman numerals indicate the source, arabic numerals indicate the page number. The corresponding books are indicated on the right hand side. ((s)…): Comment by the sender of the contribution. Translations: Dictionary of Arguments
The note [Concept/Author], [Author1]Vs[Author2] or [Author]Vs[term] resp. "problem:"/"solution:", "old:"/"new:" and "thesis:" is an addition from the Dictionary of Arguments. If a German edition is specified, the page numbers refer to this edition.

Kuhn I
Th. Kuhn
The Structure of Scientific Revolutions, Chicago 1962
German Edition:
Die Struktur wissenschaftlicher Revolutionen Frankfurt 1973


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