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Mar
10
comment How/From where did the term “paradigm shift” originate?
@kiamlaluno You really want that reputation back that much? That seems a little petty... Given the other answers to this question, I don't think your answer is really adding anything. If you want your rep back you can delete your answer.
Mar
10
comment How/From where did the term “paradigm shift” originate?
@kiamlaluno I don't. Because it looks like in this instance they are wrong. And therefore I think your answer is wrong.
Mar
10
comment How/From where did the term “paradigm shift” originate?
@kiamlaluno why would you report something you don't believe to be true? "some source I don't trust said X" is not a good answer to a question.
Mar
9
comment How/From where did the term “paradigm shift” originate?
@kiamlaluno The OED I looked at rightly points at Kuhn (1962) as the origin. What do you think origin means? It certainly doesn't mean "the point at which something became widely used". As I said before, I believe it is typical for dictionaries to try and find the first documented use of a word. This fits with my understanding of what "origin" means.
Mar
9
comment How/From where did the term “paradigm shift” originate?
@kiamlaluno As someone who has studied philosophy of science I know that Kuhn uses "paradigm shift" in Structure of Scientific Revolutions so I know the phrases dates back to at least 1962. I'm not basing my knowledge on what the OED says: I'm basing it on weeks spent reading Kuhn and about Kuhn. Corroboration from google books
Mar
9
comment How/From where did the term “paradigm shift” originate?
@kiamlaluno the dictionary is wrong to claim the origin of the term is the 1970s. I'm not downvoting because you use a different dictionary, I'm downvoting because this is the wrong answer to the question that was asked.
Mar
9
comment How/From where did the term “paradigm shift” originate?
@kiamlaluno I think you are just wrong that the NOAD lists words from when they are first in "wide use": the NOAD is from the same publishers as OED and I doubt their editorial policies differ that much. If the question is "when did the phrase originate?" then an answer to "when did the word gain wide use?" is not a good answer. Why the NOAD lists 1970s is a mystery, however.
Mar
9
comment How/From where did the term “paradigm shift” originate?
@kiamlaluno I believe the OED's policy is to report the first documented use of the word. But only for words that are actually in use. So in 1962 the OED wouldn't have had an entry for paradigm shift, even though it had been used. But once it was in wide use, then its origin dates back to its first use. This is surely the only way to do things. How would you adjudicate when a word came into "widespread use"?
Mar
9
comment How/From where did the term “paradigm shift” originate?
@kiamlaluno The origin of the phrase is in Kuhn's use of it in 1962. Structure made a big splash in the philosophy community so I believe it was probably an established phrase very soon after that. As for when it became more widely used I don't know. But that's a separate question to which Kuhn's coining of the phrase is irrelevant.
Mar
9
comment How/From where did the term “paradigm shift” originate?
Then that's a downvote for NOAD
Mar
9
comment How/From where did the term “paradigm shift” originate?
No. It was the early 60s
Mar
9
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Mar
9
comment How/From where did the term “paradigm shift” originate?
Also, OED has its first mention as p.66 of Structure
Mar
9
comment How/From where did the term “paradigm shift” originate?
Actually, "paradigm" doesn't appear in the index for The Copernican Revolution and a quick google books search doesn't find any mentions. Sorry. False alarm!
Mar
8
comment How/From where did the term “paradigm shift” originate?
It might actually occur in Kuhn's earlier book The Copernican Revolution
Jan
24
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Nov
30
answered What words are commonly mispronounced by literate people who read them before they heard them?
Nov
30
comment What words are commonly mispronounced by literate people who read them before they heard them?
I'm going to start calling it the Su-PER-bol-EE
Nov
28
comment What are some examples of awkward sounding but grammatically correct sentences?
@Midhat Well, when I wrote that snarky comment this site was in beta...
Nov
2
comment “Successfull”/“successful” — is this a UK/US difference?
There seems to be a trend of "Is X/Y a British English/American English difference?" questions where X is a word, and Y is a typo.