Thomas S. Kuhn/Structure of Scientific Revolutions

A 5 page research paper that investigates Thomas S. Kuhn's groundbreaking theory in The Structure of Scientific Revolutions (1962, University of Chicago Press), which ) radically altered the way that change in science is perceived. The traditional understanding states that science progresses by small increments of change. Kuhn posits that science does not follow this pattern, but rather changes via scientific revolutions in which a new paradigm completely replaces an older one. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

Class Struggles through European History

This 5 page paper talks about how social class changed between the time of the Scientific Revolution and the Enlightenment and from the French Revolution to the Industrial Revolution. The impact of the French Revolution is highlighted. Bibliography lists 5 sources

The Scientific Revolution/A Societal Paradigm Change

A 5 page paper that analyzes the development of the Scientific Revolution and presents it as a pivotal point in the history of Western civilization. Bibliography lists 2 sources.

Thomas Kuhn & The Structure of Scientific Revolutions

A 4 page look at the works of Thomas Kuhn and his advancements in Behavior Theory. Specifically examined is the infamous "(The) Structure of Scientific Revolutions"-- in which Kuhn developed his concept of a paradigm. Kuhn's rationale and use if applied theory are assessed. Bibliography lists approximately 10 sources-- including several by Kuhn himself.

Thomas S. Kuhn/His Views on Scientific Revolutions

A 6 page essay that summarizes and analyzes two essays by Thomas S. Kuhn, "Nature and Necessity of Scientific Revolutions" and "Objectivity, Value Judgement and Theory Choice." The writer discusses how these essays express Kuhn's views pertaining to the manner in which science periodically undergoes paradigm shifts. No additional sources cited.

Cultural Revolution--the Sixties

An 8 page research paper/essay that examines the idea of the 1960s as a cultural revolution. The 1960s are often referred as a time of cultural revolution in the United States and in other Western countries, but how useful is this term in describing this turbulent period? The connotation associated with the phrase "cultural revolution" suggests that this does not refer either political or economic considerations, as the basic structure of the nation, its economy or government were not radically altered. Rather, in this context, the phrase "cultural revolution" refers to the changes that occurred during this time in everyday life, as different groups agitated for civil and political rights (within the system) and societal mores evolved and transformed to encompass new ideas. From this understanding of what "cultural revolution" means, a look at the history of this era shows that, indeed, the term is apt and provides a concise way of referring to the societal transformations that occurred at this time. Bibliography lists 10 sources.

Revolutions in Science and Technology

A 7 page research paper that discusses advancements and innovations. This examination of scientific creative innovation begins with the medicine and the penicillin revolution, but then looks also at the examples of creative revolutions that have occurred in the contemporary era and concludes with observations bout the way in which scientific and technological creativity tends to overlap. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

Scientific Revolution /Enlightenment

A 5 page research paper that compares and contrasts the Scientific Revolution of the seventeenth century with the Enlightenment of the eighteenth. The writer argues that an overview of this period of history shows that the two movements, while different, were distinctly related. The ideas that grew in the Scientific Revolution blossomed in the Enlightenment. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

The Scientific Revolution

During the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries, in Europe, people began to see and understand the world in an entirely new way. The Scientific Revolution brought about the transformation of thought concerning the nature of the world and man's place within that world. This 11 page paper examines the roots of the scientific revolution and profiles four influential men: Galileo, Copernicus, Newton and Descartes. Bibliography lists 10 sources.

The Scientific Revolution

12 pages in length. This paper describes the attitude of the government towards science following the Scientific Revolution. It was generally a positive one. The widespread interest in science after the revolution lead political leaders in Europe to support the sciences and saw the advent of Scientific Societies such as the Royal Society of London and the French Acadamei des Sciences. Bibliography lists 12 sources.

The Road to Equality: An Assessment of the Writings of Barbara Ehrenreich

An 8 page discussion of "The Road To Equality: Sorry Sisters This is Not the Revolution" by Barbara Ehrenreich. Outlines Ehrenreich's concerns that the original goals and aspirations of the feminist movement have changed over time. Suggests a reassessment of these goals and a return to the original values which were not just to take position beside men in society as equals but to effect a greater societal change which resulted in the betterment of women and men alike. No additional sources are listed.

Early Modern Absolute Monarchy, Baroque Style And Scientific Revolution: Responses To The Turmoil Of The Sixteenth And Seventeenth Centuries

5 pages in length. Introducing such revolutionary concepts as were developed during the scientific revolution truly transformed the way in which the world operated. So many inventions changed how people lived their lives that it was not difficult to leave behind the archaic in favor of the new and improved. However, contemporary inventions were not the only influences during that period; rather, there was a substantial expansion of human rights and basic freedoms due directly to the Enlightenment. Both the scientific revolution and Enlightenment periods, along with baroque style and early modern absolute monarchy, served as responses to the turmoil of the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries, signaling significant changes to come. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

A Comparison of the Causative Factors in the French and American Revolutions

A 5 page discussion of the societal problems which spawned these two revolutions. This paper emphasizes that while the French Revolution was fought to end an absolute monarchy, the American Revolution was fought to preserve the independence to which American colonists had grown accustomed. Includes five pages of text and a one-page free outline. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

Comparing the Scientific and Industrial Revolutions 1500-1750

A 5 page paper discussing the two 'revolutions' with emphasis on England. The machinery, methods and products of the Industrial Revolution are now curiosities of history; the contributions of the Scientific Revolution live on in fact. The Industrial Revolution provided lessons in how people should not be expected to live, and reasons that children should be barred from heavy or repetitive-motion labor that not only could be immediately dangerous but even affect their further growth and development. The Scientific Revolution provided a foundation on which scientists even today continue to build. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

The Twentieth Century: A Time of Phenomenal Change

A 6 page outline on the societal changes which occurred during the Twentieth Century. Discusses some of the major events such as World War I, World War II, and the Cold War. Coordinates the technological evolution experienced in this century with the societal changes which have occurred and outlines the impacts of advanced weaponry and the Internet in particular. Emphasizes the importance of the U.N. and the U.S. in world changes. Bibliography lists 6 sources.