Keith Thomas, 22 September 1994
Show More A Social History of Truth: Civility and Science in 17th-Century England by Steven Shapin.
Chicago, 483 pp., £23.95, June 1994, 0 226 75018 3Show More
“... would be impossible to conduct without further dependence on the testimony of others. As C.A.J. Coady recently showed in his Testimony: A Philosophical Study,* epistemic individualism, the idea that we should doubt everything except what we have established single-handedly for ourselves, is an absurdity. Yet it was on that very absurdity that the new ...”