Escaping Patterns; Reading in Thomas Kuhn Paradigm
Dr. Ismail Noori Mseer

It is said that a man learnt that there was an island inhabited by people with one eye in the forehead so he decided to bring one of them to his city so he could make profit from displaying that creature. Once the man stepped in the island, he was put into display and made profit from because he had two eyes. This story distinguishes between the common patterns of thinking, within a certain epistemological activity and social practices of the dominant events and their method of interpretation. Each man of this story thought according to the model that he understands or we can say according to his (pattern or example) as it is mentioned in Oxford dictionary. Paradigm is interpreted as (a thought pattern in any scientific discipline or other epistemological context). The origin of this term is related to the specialized use in the study of rhetoric language, especially in studying simile, even the Swiss linguist De Saussure used it when he differentiate between analogical linguistic elopements.

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