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Thomas Kuhn, Hyperbole, and the Ashtray: Evidence of Morris' Faulty Memory

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Errol Morris has claimed that Kuhn threw an ashtray at him during a dispute about some matter in the history of science. Morris also claims that Kuhn threw him out of the graduate program at Princeton for disagreeing with him. I argue that Morris' attack on Kuhn contains some degree of hyperbole. Further, I present evidence that shows that Morris is mistaken about key events during this period. In fact, Kuhn was supportive of Morris in his pursuit of a career in the history of science.
Original languageEnglish
Article numberhttps://doi.org/10.1017/psa.2022.20
JournalPhilosophy of Science
Pages (from-to)196-199
Number of pages4
Publication statusPublished - Jan 2023

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  • Thomas Kuhn, Errol Morris, history of science

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