American Scientist Online – Harry Collins

American Scientist Online – Harry Collins :
This is easy—it is a little book, written in 1958 by the Wittgenstein-inspired philosopher Peter Winch, called The Idea of a Social Science. It’s short, and the words are easy, but the ideas are so difficult when first encountered that, when I first read it in 1967, it took me months to understand. Nowadays its main point—the identity of thinking and doing—seems entirely clear, and most years I will spend a few weeks trying to induct students into this way of understanding the world.


interesting…. i’m rereading winch’s edited collection of wittgenstein on culture and values before bed… it really is thought provoking.