How the Cold War Transformed Philosophy of Science

To the Icy Slopes of Logic

How the Cold War Transformed Philosophy of Science

This in-depth study of the development of philosophy of science studies in the United States during the Cold War documents the political vitality of logical empiricism and Otto Neurath's Unity of Science Movement when the movement emigrated to the U.S. in the 1930s. It follows its de-politicization by a convergence of intellectual, cultural and political forces in the 1950s. The volume will be of interest to philosophers and historians of science, as well as scholars of Cold War studies.


"How the Cold War Transfoormed Philosophy of Science is a rich and important contribution to the history of philosophy of science, the history of philosophy, and the American postwar history." - Jordi Cat

"Reisch has written a complex, controversial, and richly documented book on the fall of logical empiricism in North America. I highly recommend it." --Francis Remedios: Philosophy in Review