Katarina Tomašević, Sanela D Andrić, Srđan M Milašinović

DOI Number
First page
Last page


Kun’s The structure of the scientific revolutions triggered the avalanche of criticism and represents the most conducive and most critical work of the sixties until the eighties of the twentieth century in which the problems of understanding scientific knowledge are discussed. The development of science was understood as a gradual process during which the stages of normal science and scientific revolutions are being shifted. Boldly, by introducing new concepts in the history of philosophy of science, he has received many opponents, but also many followers. In this paper, we tried to present Kun's understanding of the progress in the science and criticism of his greatest opponents, with a reference to the scientific revolutions in social sciences. We also tried to answer the question of whether the scientific revolutions have been depleted and what is happening with the objectivity of science.


paradigm, normal science, scientific community, crisis of science, scientific revolutions, objectivity of science

Full Text:

PDF (Cрпски)


Bird, A. (2000). Thomas Kuhn. UK: Acumen Publishing Limited.

Fuller, S. (2003). Kuhn vs Popper. UK: Icon Books LTD.

Nickles, T. (2003). Thomas Kuhn. New York: Cambridge University Press.

Андрић, С. (2017) Пројектовање научног истраживања (Scientific research design). Српска наука данас. 2(1) 78–85.

Брдар, М. (2014). Наука и истина (Science and truth). Крагујевац: Центар слободачких делатности.

Вебер, М. (1976). Привреда и друштво (Economy and society). Београд: Просвета.

Вебер, М. (1989). Методологија друштвених наука (Methodology of social sciences). Глобус, Загреб.

Вратуша-Жуњић, В. А. (1995). О смени доминантне парадигме у друштвеним наукама (About of the change of the dominant paradigm in the social sciences). Социолошки преглед, 3, 417-431.

Кун, Т. (1974). Структура научних револуција (The structure of scientific revolutions). Београд: Нолит.

Милашиновић, С., Андрић, С. (2016) Студија случаја у истраживању политичких појава (Case study in the study of political phenomena). Култура полиса, XIII(30), 431-442.

Нејгел, Е. (1974). Структура науке (The structure of science). Београд: Нолит.

Николић, З., Царић, М. (2016) Преламање парадигми- Кунова, Поперова, Хусерлова и Гадамерова перспектива (Paradigm reversal - Kun, Popper, Husserl and Gadamer perspectives). Култура полиса, XIII(29), 407-420.

Окаса, С. (2004). Филозофија науке (Philosophy of science). Сарајево: ТКД Шахинпашић.

Попер, К., Лакићевић, Д.Д. (2002). Претпоставке и побијања: Раст научног знања (Assumptions and refutations: The growth of scientific knowledge). Издавачка књижица Зорана Стојановића.

Сардар, З. (2001). Томас Кун и ратови знаности (Thomas Kun and the Wars of Science). Загреб: Наклада Јесенски и Турк.

DOI: https://doi.org/10.22190/TEME190717026T


  • There are currently no refbacks.

© University of Niš, Serbia
Creative Commons licence CC BY-NC-ND
Print ISSN: 0353-7919
Online ISSN: 1820-7804