Paradigm Shift As A New Paradigm Essay

850 Words Oct 6th, 2015 4 Pages
Paradigm shift, term first been used by philosopher of science, Thomas S. Kuhn (1922–96) in his research, which means a fundamental change in approach or underlying assumptions. People believe paradigm shifts is a change from one way of thinking to another. It 's a revolution, a transformation, a sort of metamorphosis. It just does not happen, but rather it is driven by agents of change. It represents a phenomenon that when enough anomalies proved the current philosophy, paradigm or science are wrong, the professionals will bring a new state of crisis pushing the society change the current paradigm and a new idea to form a new paradigm. Paradigm shifts tend to be dynamic, which will change during time when different theory or tendency are formed and it will acting as a new principal for people to follow. Specifically, paradigm shift can also show on the modern landscape design and environmental planning.

In these past 40 years, with technology and society came into a highly-developed stage, natural resources has been significantly implicated with human activities. Over 6 billion global human population requires a bigger residential space, however this request will ineluctably decrease the space of natural resources. Moreover, starting from the late 1950s, with Rachel Carson published her book Silent Spring, people started pay attention to the pollution of synthetic particles as to all the environmental problems caused by the civilization process. As kuhn states,…

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