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Paradigm Shift Definition: 6 Examples of Paradigm Shifts

Written by the MasterClass staff

Last updated: Jan 14, 2022 • 4 min read

The notion of a paradigm shift first originated in the philosophy of science. Since then, this phrase—meaning a revolutionary and dramatic change in assumptions—spread to social sciences and popular culture as a buzzword. Learn more about what makes for a paradigm shift.