Marx W. Wartofsky

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Marx W. Wartofsky
Born 1928
United States
Died March 1997 (aged 68–69)[1]
Manhattan, New York City, New York, United States[1]
Nationality American
Main interests

Marx W. Wartofsky (1928–1997) was a philosopher, specialising in historical epistemology. He was a professor of philosophy at Baruch College and the Graduate Center of the City University of New York and the editor of The Philosophical Forum.[1] With Robert S. Cohen, he co-founded the Boston University Center for Philosophy and History of Science, in 1960.

His works include Feuerbach (Cambridge University Press, 1977), a philosophical and historical critique of German philosopher and moralist Ludwig Andreas Feuerbach; Conceptual Foundations of Scientific Thought (Macmillan, 1968) and Models: Representation and Scientific Understanding (1979), inquiries into the meaning of scientific models and metaphors.[1][2]


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