Kuhn Meets Maslow: The Psychology Behind Scientific Revolutions

  title={Kuhn Meets Maslow: The Psychology Behind Scientific Revolutions},
  author={Boris Ko{\vz}njak},
  journal={Journal for General Philosophy of Science},
  • Boris Kožnjak
  • Published 1 June 2017
  • Psychology
  • Journal for General Philosophy of Science
In this paper, I offer a detailed reconstruction and a critical analysis of Abraham Maslow’s neglected psychological reading of Thomas Kuhn’s famous dichotomy between ‘normal’ and ‘revolutionary’ science, which Maslow briefly expounded four years after the first edition of Kuhn’s The Structure of Scientific Revolutions, in his small book The Psychology of Science: A Reconnaissance (1966), and which relies heavily on his extensive earlier general writing in the motivational and personality… 

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