50 Years of The Structure of Scientific Revolutions

Historical Studies in the Natural Sciences, Vol. 42, No. 5 (November 2012): 476-580. [link]

Michael Gordin and Erika Lorraine Milam, co-editors 

"To commemorate the golden anniversary of the publication of The Structure of Scientific Revolutions by Thomas Samuel Kuhn (1922–1996), we approached the editorial board of Historical Studies in the Natural Sciences with an idea: to invite authors to produce a variety of essays about it — including personal recollections of reading the text for the first time, war stories of teaching it in the classroom, scholarly rebuttals or engagements with parts of the text, and manifestos on why they absolutely loathed (or loved) the book. The responses are in turn reflective, personal, and quirky. Because they are about Kuhn, because they are short, and because we had to call them something when assembling them into this collection, we dubbed them 'Kuhnlets.'"

               Michael Gordin and Erika Milam, [Introduction] "A Repository for More than Anecdote: Fifty Years of the Structure of Scientific Revolutions," 476-478, quote on 476. [.pdf]



Mario Biagioli, "Productive Illusions: Kuhn's Structure as a Replacement Tool," 479-484.

Jed Z. Buchwald, "Kuhn's Structure Four and a Half Decades Later," 485-490.

Harold J. Cook, "Science as Culture: An American Viewpoint," 491-495.

Lorraine Daston, "Structure," 496-499.

Benjamin Elman, "It Took a Scientist to Historicize One!" 500-503.

Daniel Garber, "Incommensurabilities," 504-509.

Frederick W. Gibbs, "Riding the Bicycle of Kuhn's Structure," 510-513.

Marta Hanson, "Kuhn's Structure in East Asia," 514-520.

Stefan Helmreich, "The House of Kuhn, By the Water," 521-526.

Evelyn Fox Keller, "Lexicons, Kind-Terms, and World Changes," 527-531.

Philip Kitcher, "The Many Lessons of Structure," 255-282.

Bruce V. Lewenstein, "Finding Kuhn, Finding Myself," 538-541.

Helen E. Longino, "Lessons from Teaching he Structure of Scientific Revolutions," 542-544.

Michael Lynch, "Kuhn's Structure and Science Studies: A Comment on Commentaries," 545-550.

Seymour H, Mauskopf, "Thomas S. Kuhn and the Chemical Revolution," 551-556.

Mary Jo Nye, "Thomas Kuhn, Case Histories, and Revolutions," 557-561.

Margaret W. Rossiter, "A Sophomore Tackles Thomas Kuhn's Structure of Scientific Revolutions (1964)," 562-563.

Vassiliki Betty Smocovitis, "Dr. Kuhn, or How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Started Loving The Structure," 564-569.

Laura Stark, "The House that Kuhn Built: Teaching Fleck's Genesis and Development through Structure," 570-575.

M. Norton Wise, "Crisis," 576-580.