What we're about

This is a group for anyone interested in reading and engaging with historical and contemporary work in philosophy. The Open Philosophy Initiative, which hosts the group, is dedicated to opening academic philosophy to the public, and will ensure that there is a professional academic philosopher at every meeting to help guide the group (as much or as little is needed) in its reading and discussions.

Upcoming events (2)

Kuhn's The Structure of Scientific Revolutions (Chs. V-VII)

Princeton Public Library

This January we will begin our multi-month reading of Kuhn's seminal "The Structure of Scientific Revolutions" with Chapters V through VII, which discuss the precursors to revolutions. With regards to the importance of this book, I think the following is safe to say: Since it stopped being the case that science was simply "natural philosophy" and all scientists were also philosophers, no philosophical work has had a greater influence on practicing scientists than this one. Since we'll be reading the whole book, I won't be posting pdfs of the reading online. When you are looking for a copy for yourself, be sure that it is the "Second Edition, Enlarged"!

Kuhn's The Structure of Scientific Revolutions (Chs. VIII-X)

Princeton Public Library

This January we will begin our multi-month reading of Kuhn's seminal "The Structure of Scientific Revolutions" with Chapters VIII through X, which begin the discussion of revolutions. With regards to the importance of this book, I think the following is safe to say: Since it stopped being the case that science was simply "natural philosophy" and all scientists were also philosophers, no philosophical work has had a greater influence on practicing scientists than this one. Since we'll be reading the whole book, I won't be posting pdfs of the reading online. When you are looking for a copy for yourself, be sure that it is the "Second Edition, Enlarged"!

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Kuhn's The Structure of Scientific Revolutions

Princeton Public Library

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