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Paradigm: Quiz


Question 1: ________ used the terms episteme and discourse, mathesis and taxinomia, for aspects of a "paradigm" in Kuhn's original sense.
Slavoj ŽižekMichel FoucaultJürgen HabermasAlain Badiou

Question 2: In this case, the new paradigm reduces the old to a special case in the sense that Newtonian mechanics is still a good model for approximation for speeds that are slow compared to the ________.
SunOpticsPhotonSpeed of light

Question 3: Until the 1960s, the word was specific to grammar: the 1900 Merriam-Webster dictionary defines its technical use only in the context of grammar or, in rhetoric, as a term for an illustrative parable or ________.
Fairy taleFableLiterary techniquePoetry

Question 4:
When was the Paradigm?
December 2008
October 2009

Question 5: The historian of science ________ gave paradigm its contemporary meaning when he adopted the word to refer to the set of practices that define a scientific discipline at any particular period of time.
AristotlePragmatismThomas Samuel KuhnEpistemology

Question 6: Alternatively, the ________ defines paradigm as "a pattern or model, an exemplar." Thus an additional component of Kuhn's definition of paradigm is:
James Murray (lexicographer)Oxford English DictionaryUnited KingdomAmerican and British English spelling differences

Question 7: Quine • Wilhelm Windelband • ________ • William of Ockham • William Whewell • more...
EpistemologyRelationship between religion and sciencePseudoscienceWilhelm Wundt

Question 8: In linguistics, ________ used paradigm to refer to a class of elements with similarities.
Henri BergsonStructuralismGottfried LeibnizFerdinand de Saussure

Question 9: Paradigm shifts tend to be most dramatic in sciences that appear to be stable and mature, as in ________ at the end of the 19th century.
UniversePhysicsQuantum mechanicsParticle physics

Question 10: A more disparaging term ________, and the term mindset, have somewhat similar meanings that apply to smaller and larger scale examples of disciplined thought.
ConformityGroupthinkPsychologySocial psychology (psychology)


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