Digitized materials in this online collection form part of the Thomas S. Kuhn papers (MC-0240) in the MIT Libraries Department of Distinctive Collections. For more information about the materials, please consult the collection finding aid.

Collection scope and contents:
The collection documents the career of Thomas S. Kuhn, who taught at Harvard, the University of California, Berkeley, and Princeton University, before coming to the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 1979 as professor of philosophy and the history of science. He became the Lawrence S. Rockefeller Professor of Philosophy in 1983, and emeritus in 1991. His research focused on the principles behind the evolution of science and the nature of scientific change, and the influence of language on the development of science. Kuhn's teaching career is documented in lecture notes and notes for courses he taught in the history and philosophy of science. His involvement with the Quantum Physics Project, 1962-1973, is documented in research materials including correspondence with physicists such as Niels Bohr, Albert Einstein, Enrico Fermi, Max Planck, and Linus Pauling.

1936 - 2000

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