oa Acta Criminologica: Southern African Journal of Criminology - The criminological sciences and paradigms: an epistemological descriptive review
|Article Title||The criminological sciences and paradigms: an epistemological descriptive review|
|© Publisher:||Criminological and Victimological Society of Southern Africa (CRIMSA)|
|Journal||Acta Criminologica: Southern African Journal of Criminology|
|Affiliations||1 *Departement Kriminologie, Universiteit van Suid-Afrika. **Instituut vir Kriminologie, Universiteit van Suid-Afrika.|
|Publication Date||Jan 1993|
|Pages||31 - 41|
|Keyword(s)||Cumulative process, Established scientific sources, Intellectual creativity, Methodological-technical associations, Quasi-metaphysical suppositions, Research communities, Research methods, Scientific development, Scientific revolution, Scientifically controversial subjects, Theoretical-conceptual associations and Valid problems|
Thomas Kuhn is probably the leading scientist as far as emphasising the concept of paradigm and the study of the sciences are concerned. With the publication of his work The structure of scientific revolutions in 1962 Kuhn initiated a scientific debate the full implications of which have not really been grasped.
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