Giorgio de Santillana

American historian and philosopher

Giorgio Diaz de Santillana (30 May 1902 – 1974) was an Italian-American philosopher of science and historian of science, and professor at MIT.


  • The working of great administrations is mainly the result of a vast mass of routine, petty malice, self-interest, carelessness and sheer mistake. Only a residual fraction is thought.

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