A Philosopher in the Age of Science

Malcom Nicholson writes a hagiography of Hilary Putnam at The Prospect.

An interesting article, but once again very puffed up while demeaning philosophers. Is the only way we Americans celebrate intellectuals and philosophy to champion them as simple, common men before we launch into their brainyness? (Sorry, I’ve read far too many articles doing this today, but think about it.) I am waiting for journalists and the public to demand such easy-going clarity of science publications, since they demand it of philosophers.


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