What the Tortoise Said to Achilles

"What the Tortoise Said to Achilles, written by Lewis Carroll in 1895 for the philosophical journal Mind, is a brief allegorical dialogue on the foundations of logic."$ ACHILLES had overtaken the Tortoise, and had seated himself comfortably on its hack. "So you've got to the end of our race-course?" said the Tortoise. " Even though … Continue reading What the Tortoise Said to Achilles

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

Caste is not just a division of labour, it is a division of labourers

[1:] It is a pity that Caste even today has its defenders. The defences are many. It is defended on the ground that the Caste System is but another name for division of labour; and if division of labour is a necessary feature of every civilized society, then it is argued that there is nothing … Continue reading Caste is not just a division of labour, it is a division of labourers