George Reisch

Independent Scholar

George Reisch is the author of the book How the Cold War Transformed Philosophy of Science, published by Cambridge University Press in 2005. He has taught at Illinois Institute of Technology and Northwestern and was a National Science Foundation fellow from 2000-2002. His research concerns the history of philosophy of science in the 20th century, with emphasis upon the effects of the Cold War on American conceptions of scientific theories and values. He is currently writing a book on Thomas Kuhn, James Conant, and the cold-war “struggle for men’s minds.” Reisch received an MS in physics and a PhD in the philosophy and history of science from the University of Chicago.