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Paradigm: Defined by Thomas Kuhn as an entire constellation of beliefs, values and techniques etc. shared by the members of a given community
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- Philosophy : The study of the meaning and justification of beliefs about the most general, or universal, aspects of things.
- Philosophy of science : Philosophical study of the assumptions, foundations, and implications of science.
- Scientific method : The concept of systematic inquiry based on hypotheses and their testing in light of empirical evidence.
- Thomas Kuhn : (1921–1996) American philosopher who revolutionized philosophy of science by describing science as being driven by paradigm-defining revolutions rather than steady progress.