According to Google Scholar, T. S. Kuhn's The Structure of Scientific Revolutions has been cited more than 20,000 times, which far exceeds works by such influential thinkers as Carnap, Heidegger, Hempel, Popper, Quine, Rawls, Russell and Wittgenstein. My Canadian Oxford Dictionary contains entries for ‘paradigm’ in Kuhn's sense of a mode of viewing the world, as well as an entry for ‘paradigm shift’. Nevertheless, there has been remarkably little philosophical commentary and development of Kuhn's ideas, except for a flurry of critical responses in the 1970s to his apparent suggestion that scientific change is less than rational.

Hanne Andersen, Peter Barker and Xiang Chen (henceforward ABC) have produced an excellent contribution to filling this intellectual gap. They adapt psychological theories...

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