The Role of Scientific Paradigms in Empirical Semiotics
The notion of a “scientific paradigm” was popularized by Thomas Kuhn in The Structure of Scientific Revolutions first published in 1962 . For Kuhn’s purposes, it was not necessary to classify scientific paradigms into various categories. However, in order to analyze the paradigms of empirical semiotics and determine which paradigms in other empirical sciences have analogies which carry over to empirical semiotics and which do not, it is necessary to classify scientific paradigms into at least five categories. These are: 1) conceptual, philosophical, and linguistic paradigms; 2) theoretical paradigms; 3) mathematical paradigms; 4) experimental paradigms; and 5) applicational paradigms.
KeywordsExperimental Paradigm Scientific Revolution Scientific Paradigm Translation Rule Semiotic Theory
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