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Thomas Kuhn
  
Number of games in database: 5
Years covered: 1980 to 2019
Last FIDE rating: 2088
Highest rating achieved in database: 2221
Overall record: +0 -5 =0 (0.0%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games.


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THOMAS KUHN
(born 1964) Switzerland

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 page 1 of 1; 5 games  PGN Download 
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. P Gelpke vs T Kuhn  1-0691980FRG-ch int U18E88 King's Indian, Samisch, Orthodox, 7.d5 c6
2. V Malakhatko vs T Kuhn  1-0482002Winterthur op2D10 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
3. T Kuhn vs I Farago  0-117200927th Liechtenstein OpenA40 Queen's Pawn Game
4. M Cebalo vs T Kuhn  1-0312012ch-SUI Hauptturnier 1A11 English, Caro-Kann Defensive System
5. T Kuhn vs S Sale  0-12420199th Split OpenA04 Reti Opening
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Kibitzer's Corner
Feb-16-06
Premium Chessgames Member
  Sneaky: When I was in college, common fodder for freshmen English students was "The Structure of Scientific Revolutions" by Thomas Kuhn. A very heady book.

One facet of Kuhn's book which I found brilliant was the contention that "It makes little sense to suggest that verification [of scientific theories] is establishing the agreement of fact with theory." As a fan of science I foolishly believed that facts (experimental results) were the cornerstone of science, but as Kuhn points out, all theories agree with the facts to some degree. Competition between paradigms is not the sort of battle that can be resolved by proofs--proponents of theories will "talk through each other" when arguing the merits of their ideas. "Like a gestalt switch, verification occurs all at once or not at all."

I really doubt this guy is the same Thomas Kuhn but I thought I'd mention it anyhow! Besides, this could be our default page to discuss scientific paradigms.

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