Tuesday, December 02, 2008

The most cited academic book of the 20th century goes to...

Just now when I was on the road, I listened to Alan Padgett's talk on faith and academic commitments. He mentioned that an authority told him that the most cited academic book of the 20th century is Thomas Kuhn's The Structure of Scientific Revolutions.

Those who are familiar with the work do realize that it is critical of 'modernism' or 'foundationalism'. Kuhn argues in the book for a 'paradigm shift' to best describes the phenomenon of scientific revolution.

I recall about a year or so ago, Singapore Bible College has this book as one of their textbook. Not that I attended its classes but because I saw this book on display on the 'textbook' shelves in its bookshop.


No comments: