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In addition to together with the vintage papers from the historical past of epistemology, this specified, wide-ranging anthology offers crucial insurance of key modern demanding situations to that culture.
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11. Kuhn to Conant, June 29, 1961, p. 5, Box 25, Folder 53, Thomas S. Kuhn Papers. 12. Steve Fuller, Thomas Kuhn: A Philosophical History for Our Times (Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2000). , p. ” 28 / Reisch 13. Kuhn, Structure, xxxix. 14. Kuhn, “The Relations between the History and Philosophy of Science,” 5, 4. 15. Kuhn, The Essential Tension, xi; on “revelation,” see Kuhn, foreword to Ludwig Fleck, Genesis and Development of a Scientiﬁc Fact (Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1979) vii–viii.
Hook began to review Conant’s books in the New York Times in 1948, and they later met in person at MIT’s midcentury convocation in 1949. 2. Sidney Hook speaking at the counterdemonstration he organized against the Scientiﬁc and Cultural Conference for World Peace, New York City, March 1949. 27 In the case of Kuhn and his Aristotle experience, however, America’s Cold War preoccupation with mental captivity and sudden ideological conversion was constructive for postwar history and philosophy of science.