Kuhnian exemplars for the study of open-ended evolution
Mark A. Bedau
Reed College, Portland Oregon
Kuhnian philosophy of science suggests progress in the study of open-ended evolution (OEE) would be accelerated if the research community shared a set of exemplars of scientific success. After explaining the importance of specific scientific exemplars in Thomas Kuhn’s explanation of what makes normal science so productive, this paper describes five projects that would help create a set of shared scientific exemplars of open-ended evolution.