Barzun on Toulmin

From the Foreword to Foresight and Understanding: An Enquiry into the Aims of Science:

To know what science is, what it does, and how it affects other manifestations of mind is a task for the man who is at once critic, historian, and philosopher, and who has also been trained in one of the sciences as well as mathematics. Professor Toulmin, who is qualified in these ways, has the added merit of being a lucid and lively writer.


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