Tuesday, April 08, 2014

Terminology Tuesday: Paradigm

Paradigm: comes from the Greek paradeigma: evidence, example, pattern, model, archetype. In linguistics, a paradigm provides an example of a conjugation or a declension. In philosophy, its meanings include an archetype, a standard of measurement, a typical case or suggestive example, and a dominating scientific orientation. The term paradigm is frequently used in the social sciences. In popular understanding, paradigm often simply means a collection of ideas, a cluster of theories, models or actions representing a guiding idea, or a conceptual framework. (read more...) 1

1. Antje JackelénEncyclopedia of Science and Religion.


Hendrik van der Breggen said...

In finance, paradigm = twenty cents.

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