Thomas Kuhn Quotes

Best Quotes by Thomas Kuhn

“All significant breakthroughs are break -“withs” old ways of thinking.”

“Individuals who break through by inventing a new paradigm are almost always either very young men or very new to the field whose paradigm they change. These are the men who, being little committed by prior practice to the traditional rules of normal science, are particularly likely to see that those rules no longer define a playable game and conceive another set that can replace them.”

“The answers you get depend upon the questions you ask.”

“We see the world in terms of our theories.”

The Structure of Scientific Revolutions Quotes

“What a man sees depends both upon what he looks at and also upon what his previous visual-conceptual experience has taught him to see.”

The Structure of Scientific Revolutions

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“We all make mistakes, but we need to learn from them and move on. You can own a mistake, or the mistake will own you.”

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