Peter Lipton: Thomas Kuhn, 19 July 2001
Show More The Road since Structure: Philosophical Essays, 1970-93 by Thomas Kuhn, edited by James Conant and John Haugeland.
Chicago, 335 pp., £16, November 2000, 0 226 45798 2Show More
Thomas Kuhn: A Philosophical History for Our Times by Steve Fuller.
Chicago, 472 pp., £24.50, June 2000, 0 226 26894 2Show More
“... At a New York cocktail party shortly after the war, a young and insecure physics postgraduate was heard to blurt out to a woman he had met there: ‘I just want to know what Truth is!’ This was Thomas Kuhn and what he meant was that specific truths such as those of physics mattered less to him than acquiring metaphysical knowledge of the nature of truth ...”