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Event: Conference: Thomas Kuhn and the 21st Century Philosophy of Science

Event date July 13, 2022 - July 15, 2022
Submission deadline February 28, 2022
Location UK
Host(s) University of Kent
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The Kuhn Centennial Conference: Thomas Kuhn and the 21st Century Philosophy of Science


13 – 15 July 2022


University of Kent, UK


Yafeng Shan (University of Kent)

Keynote Speakers

Hanne Andersen (University of Copenhagen)
Theodore Arabatzis (University of Athens)
Alexander Bird (University of Cambridge)
Hasok Chang (University of Cambridge)
Vasso Kindi (University of Athens)


The Aristotelian Society
​The British Society for the Philosophy of Science


Thomas Kuhn (1922-1996) is widely considered as one of the most important philosophers of science in the 20th century. His book The Structure of Scientific Revolutions (SSR) is also regarded as one of the most influential works in the philosophy of science. Kuhn famously introduced the concept of paradigm to analyse the history of science. He also developed the incommensurability thesis. Kuhn’s work contributed to the so-called historical turn in the 20th century philosophy of science. Its influence goes beyond philosophy of science and makes a profound impact on history of science, sociology of science, and the social sciences. In commemoration of the 100th anniversary of the birth of Kuhn and the 60th anniversary of the publication of SSR, the conference aims to examine Kuhn’s contribution to contemporary philosophy of science, revisit his legacy for the history and philosophy of science, and reflect on the prospect of the Kuhnian philosophy of science.

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Submission Guidelines  

Please submit a 500-word abstract via Easychair by 28 February 2022. Selected contributed papers from the conference will be considered for publication in an edited volume. All questions about submissions should be emailed to Yafeng Shan (

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