Steven Shapin: Michael Polanyi
15 December 2011
Show More Michael Polanyi and His Generation: Origins of the Social Construction of Science by Mary Jo Nye.
Chicago, 405 pp., £29, October 2011, 978 0 226 61063 4Show More
“... nature of science were changing too. When Polanyi gave up science, it was, he said, in favour of ‘philosophy’. But the philosophers, with few exceptions, never admitted him to their club. G.J.Warnock dismissed Polanyi by insinuating his foreignness: Polanyi, he was quoted as saying, ‘was not a philosopher at all. He was only a philosophe.’ The bibliography wasn’t right; the idiom was alien ...”