The Holberg International Memorial Prize for 2009 for outstanding scholarly work in the arts and humanities, social sciences, law and theology has been awarded to Professor of Philosophy at the University of Toronto and Collège de France Ian Hacking:
Ian Hacking is a preeminent philosopher and historian of the sciences. His combination of rigorous philosophical and historical analysis has profoundly altered our understanding of the ways in which key concepts emerge through scientific practices and in specific social and institutional contexts. His work lays bare the normative and social implications of the natural and the social sciences.
Read more from the announcement of the award here.
Ian Hacking introduces the forthcoming new edition of Paul Feyerabend’s Against Method, the acclaimed and controversial work that ventures beyond Popper and Kuhn to an anarchist philosophy of science.