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Philosophy of the Social Sciences 36 (3):355-366 (2006)
George Reisch documents how the logical positivists adapted to their émigré status in the United States by relinquishing their leftist political ambitions and turning into the analytic philosophy establishment that persists to this day. However, there are also deep-seated tendencies in US intellectual history that provide reasons for thinking that the positivists progressive projects would never have taken holdeven if the FBI were not keeping the positivists under surveillance. These tendencies are manifested in the striking ineffectuality of US philosophers in public life. Key Words: Cold War logical positivism pragmatism university anti-intellectualism philosophy of science.
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