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Shapere,D. "The Structure of Scientific Revolutions"Philosophical
1. To what extent, if any, is Kuhn committed to an objectionable form of relativism?
2. Is Kuhn entitled to have a notion of scientific progress?
3. In what ways if any is Kuhn's model of science an advance on that of Popper's?