Illustrations of the Logic of Science

Popular Science Monthly Volume 12 January 1878  (1878) Illustrations of the Logic of Science II By Charles Sanders Peirce *** By C. S. PEIRCE, ASSISTANT IN THE UNITED STATES COAST SURVEY.   SECOND PAPER.—HOW TO MAKE OUR IDEAS CLEAR. I. WHOEVER has looked into a modern treatise on logic of the common sort, will doubtless … Continue reading Illustrations of the Logic of Science

Democracy and Hindu social system

An excerpt from BAWS, Vol.4 There are various forms of Government known to history—Monarchy, Aristocracy and Democracy to which may be added Dictatorship. The most prevalent form of Government at the present time is Democracy. There is, however, no unanimity as to what constitutes Democracy. When one examines the question one finds that there are … Continue reading Democracy and Hindu social system

Ur-Fascism

By Umberto Eco  But who are They? If we still think of the totalitarian governments that ruled Europe before the Second World War we can easily say that it would be difficult for them to reappear in the same form in different historical circumstances. If Mussolini’s fascism was based upon the idea of a charismatic … Continue reading Ur-Fascism

Physicists Are Philosophers, Too

In his final essay the late physicist Victor Stenger argues for the validity of philosophy in the context of modern theoretical physics

Excerpt: Einstein letter to Robert Thornton

“I fully agree with you about the significance and educational value of methodology as well as history and philosophy of science. So many people today – and even professional scientists – seem to me like somebody who has seen thousands of trees but has never seen a forest. A knowledge of the historic and philosophical … Continue reading Excerpt: Einstein letter to Robert Thornton

Jimena Canales

[Bergson] argued that if we didn’t have a prior sense of time we wouldn’t have been led to build clocks and we wouldn’t even use them ... unless we wanted to go places and to events that mattered. Jimena Canales, author and science historian

What Does Pragmatism Mean by Practical

WHAT DOES PRAGMATISM MEAN BY PRACTICAL?' p By John Dewey PRAGMATISM, according to Mr. James, is a temper of mind, an attitude; it is also a theory of the nature of ideas and truth; and, finally, it is a theory about reality. It is pragmatism as method which is emphasized, I take it, in the … Continue reading What Does Pragmatism Mean by Practical