Toulmin and Human Understanding

  title={Toulmin and Human Understanding},
  author={R. Shane Westfall},
  journal={The Journal of Modern History},
  pages={691 - 698}
Why, you might ask, should a gathering devoted to the history of science address itself to a work entitled Human Understanding? A meeting of philosophers?-certainly; and for that matter, philosophers of science. But why historians of science? In a narrow and parochial sense, the question has no adequate answer. The ultimate goal toward which Professor Toulmin strives, nothing less than the vindication of the rationality of man, far transcends the professional boundaries of historians of science… Expand