ERIC Number: EJ825733
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Feb
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Pragmatism, Activism, and the Icy Slopes of Logic in George Reisch's Portrait of the Philosophy of Science as a Young Field
Stump, David J.
Science & Education, v18 n2 p169-175 Feb 2009
This paper considers several models of politically engaged philosophy with the aim of provoking discussion of George Reisch's "How the Cold War Transformed Philosophy of Science." At issue is the Unity of Science movement's conception of the philosophy of science in particular and what politically engaged philosophy of science might look like in general. The paper discusses the role that the pragmatist Sidney Hook plays in the book and considers some of the questions raised by the role that he plays: What does it mean to be a politically engaged philosopher of science? Do we want philosophy of science to be politically engaged?
Descriptors: Science History, Philosophy, Sciences, Politics, Books, Foreign Policy, Conflict, Foreign Countries, Activism, Logical Thinking
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Identifiers - Location: United States; USSR