Posts Tagged ‘structure of scientific revolutions’

In Search of a Paradigm: The Science of Methods

Some 42 years after Winston Royce published Managing the Development of Large Software Projects we are still in search of a paradigm. It’s unlikely we’ll find one like the natural sciences, but with the excellent foundation provided by SEMAT I have defined here the minimal parts of a science of methods. The science of methods does not preclude social engineering in software engineering. We simply ask from ourselves, what we’d ask from others.

On Science, Belief, Courage and Regret

As the old year winds down and the new year approaches it’s time to take stock of our beliefs and increase awareness of what’s emerging in the world around us. Reminiscent of Thomas Kuhn’s Structure of Scientific Revolutions, the following quote from Charles Sanders Peirce’s Of Reasoning in General says so much: