No paradigm shift

October 25, 2002

Stephen Wolfram has made a tactical blunder in hitching his revolutionary wagon to Thomas Kuhn's star ("New kind of science, old kind of sceptics?" THES , October 18). Kuhn claims scientific revolutions succeed only because the new paradigm solves problems that the old paradigm could not. Wolfram seems to be failing on that front.

Steve Fuller
University of Warwick

Please login or register to read this article.

Register to continue

Get a month's unlimited access to THE content online. Just register and complete your career summary.

Registration is free and only takes a moment. Once registered you can read a total of 3 articles each month, plus:

  • Sign up for the editor's highlights
  • Receive World University Rankings news first
  • Get job alerts, shortlist jobs and save job searches
  • Participate in reader discussions and post comments
Register

Have your say

Log in or register to post comments

Most Viewed

牛津大学是英国最佳大学名单上的头把交椅,在英格兰、威尔士、苏格兰和北爱尔兰均设有校区。

26 September

Most Commented

Most universities still rely on exams and assessed essays to grade their students. But as the fourth industrial revolution, employability and student satisfaction all rise up the agenda, many experts are suggesting that assessment needs to much more closely resemble real-world tasks. Anna McKie marks the arguments   

23 May

赞助

推荐职位

Nurse Prescriber

University Of Bristol

Events Officer

Queen Mary University Of London

Scheduling Officer

Bpp University