Tuesday, 7 April 2009

Larry Summers - a believer in a pre-Copernican cosmology

A very good piece from Arianna Huffington on why the financial technocracy is part of the problem rather than part of the solution.

Reading it - where she talks about the bank-centric universe which is the paradigm held by those in Washington in the same manner as the Ptolemaic cosmological view of the world was held by all intelligent people until Copernicus - reminded me of the book "The Structure of Scientific Revolutions" by Thomas Kuhn and his theory of "paradigm shifts".

Not much discussed these days but influential in its time

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