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Re: [xmca] Units of Scientiic Achievement

It's me, who never has the reference to hand, but apparently, there aren't
actual revolutions,  the dominant paradigm gets gets eroded and eroded over

And yes, I can see the unit as the developed concept--but aren't we going to
have to describe what happens as this thing is *developing?* So I don't
think it is totally compelling. Of course I may be missing something, and
the cell concept of the concept is there all the time?  What do you think,


On 20 June 2011 12:11, Andy Blunden <ablunden@mira.net> wrote:

> I have just re-read Kuhn's "Structure of Scientific Revolutions" after many
> years. As is often the case with a classic like this, it proved to be a lot
> more nuanced than its reception (or my memory of it).
> One of the lines which struck me was this: "the unit of scientific
> achievement is the solved problem." (p. 169)
> In the context of Vygotsky's writing on true concepts and the meaning he
> gives to "unit" this is very profound. Reading Kuhn from Vygotsky I find
> very productive.
> Andy
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