Congratulations to Mary Jo Nye (Emerita Horning Professor in the Humanities) on the publication of her long-awaited study of Michael Polanyi, the celebrated scientist, philosopher, and critic of positivism.  The title is Michael Polanyi and his Generation: Origins of the Social Construction of Science (Chicago, 2011).  The book has already gained widespread acclaim, including a recent review by Steven Shapin in the London Review of Books called “An Example of the Good Life.” Here’s the description of Nye’s book: Continue reading