Hilary Putnam, 3 May 1984
Show More Representing and Intervening: Introductory Topics in the Philosophy of Natural Science by Ian Hacking.
Cambridge, 287 pp., £20, October 1983, 0 521 23829 3Show More
“... Ian Hacking has written an interesting, confusing, fast-reading, slow-digesting, exasperating, idiosyncratic book which is must reading for anyone interested in the philosophy of science. The introduction is alarming indeed. After describing Feyerabend’s position (‘There are many rationalities, many styles of reason, and also many good modes of life where nothing worth calling reason matters very much’), Hacking adds: ‘My own attitude to rationality is too much like that of Feyerabend to discuss it further ...”