Monthly Archives: September 2012

More disappointing philosophy books

Two  reviewed on Amazon.  Sosa and  Okasha. And another, not listed on Amazon US David E. Cooper, World Philosophies: An Historical Introduction. Blackwell, Oxford, 1996.  530 pp This is a very ambitious book, large enough to provide potentially useful information … Continue reading

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What is going on out there?

Another very unsatisfactory introduction to the philosophy of science. So far Popper’s critique of inductive logic has not been effectively answered, although some people like to use the term to apply to (1) the process of forming a hypothesis or … Continue reading

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The context of discovery

Popper refused to be drawn into the “logic” or methods of discovery, his focus was the logic of criticism and testing. The nearest that he came to advice on this topic was in the 1983 Preface to the first volume of … Continue reading

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Time, Passion and Certainty

Julius Thomas Fraser, founder of the International Society for the Study of Time and author of “Of Time, Passion and Knowledge” 1975, wrote in “Time, Conflict and Human Values” 1999 “Science does not supply absolute certainty; that can come only … Continue reading

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