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“Every passion, ultimately, has its spectator," wrote Barthes. That is especially true, Leslie Jamison explains, at Croatia’s Museum of Broken …

Economic Ethnography as a form of Analytic Narrative -- the empirical side of comparative political economy

|Peter Boettke|Under the influence of Don Lavoie in the 1980s, some faculty and graduate students (me among them) sought to pursue alternative …

Empiricism

Why is this philosophy? redux

By <b>Roberta Millstein</b>It's been a little over a week since I posted my Why is this philosophy? reflections, and I find myself still puzzling over a …

Philosophy

Big Ideas: Better we understand science, better we understand ourselves

Illustration by Frank Neufeld<p>When it comes to big ideas, what’s bigger than the idea of <i>science</i>?<p>Science is a human endeavour and a human creation, …

Structural realism and the nature of structure

by Scientia Salon<p>Our new pick for a “notable” paper is Jonas R. Becker Arenhart and Otavio Bueno’s “Structural realism and the nature of structure,” …

Review: Truth – Philosophy in Transit

On one front, the book is an indictment of what John Ralston Saul calls Voltaire’s Bastards: The Dictatorship of Reason in the West. The author is …

Against the definition of types

Science is much more 'sloppy' and 'irrational' than its methodological image.Paul Feyerabend, Against Method (1975) Programming languages are a …

Computer Science

Think Complexity

by Allen B. Downey<p><b>Download this book in</b> PDF.<p>The second edition of this book is available here.<p>Description<p>This book is about complexity science, data …

Data Science

Who Are The Bayesians?

As one becomes interested in statistics, the dichotomy "Frequentist" vs. "Bayesian" soon becomes commonplace (and who hasn't read Nate Silver's <i>The</i> …

Data Science

On Orgasms and Enlightenment

A couple of weeks ago I was having a wonderfully deep conversation with a friend. It was one of my favorite kinds of conversations – you know the …

Good Medicine: Do As Much Nothing As Possible

Contributing Writer for Wake Up World<p><i>”The delivery of good medical care is to do as much nothing as possible” ~</i> Samuel Shem, <i>The House of God</i><p>Medicine …

Cancer

The closed circle: Why being wrong is so useful

Lying to ourselves is more deeply ingrained than lying to others.Fyodor DostoevskyA closed circle argument is one where there is no possibility of …

Pseudo-science

What Should Academics Do About Journal Prices?

<i>All six editors and all 31 editorial board members of</i> Lingua<i>, one of the top journals in linguistics, last week resigned to protest Elsevier’s</i> …

Are Races “Real”? - The Philosophers' Magazine

Races are real, they are not real, and they are conventions -- at the same time!<p>Are you Black, Hispanic, Asian, Caucasian? What does that question …

Philosophy

Can scientific knowledge be objective?

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Mechanisms in Science (Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy)

Twentieth century philosophy of science was largely dominated by logical empiricism. More a framework for doing philosophy of science than any …

Why Trust a Theory? — part I

[Notes: what follows are only lightly edited — and long! — notes taken while the meeting was in prog

Ethnography

Philosophy of science books every computer scientist should read

When I tell my fellow computer scientists or software developers that I'm interested in <i>philosophy of science</i>, they first look a bit confused, then we …

Philosophy

Gathering of philosophers and physicists unaware of modern reconciliation of Bayes and Popper - Statistical Modeling, Causal Inference, and Social Science

Hiro Minato points us to a news article by physicist Natalie Wolchover entitled “A Fight for the Soul of Science.”<p>I have no problem with most of the …

When superstars die: Advancing science, one funeral at a time

I once had a lab with about 20 employees and graduate students.<p>Some worked out, some didn’t.<p>I was starting to realize my first marriage was falling …

Biology vs Physics: Two Ways of Doing Science? - The Philosophers' Magazine

Do physics and biology work in fundamentally different ways? Why?<p>I am an evolutionary biologist by training, before I turned to philosophy of …

University of Chicago

2016) | Carnegie Council for Ethics in International Affairs

This online publication was devoted to news and analysis examining local solutions to global challenges, and focused on cities, education, the …

Popper, Karl: Philosophy of Science

Karl Popper: Philosophy of Science Karl Popper (1902-1994) was one of the most influential philosophers of science of the 20th century. He made …

Ethnography

Artificial Intelligence Pioneer Judea Pearl Wins Carnegie Mellon's Dickson Prize in Science | Carnegie Mellon School of Computer Science

Carnegie Mellon University has awarded its 2015 Dickson Prize in Science to Judea Pearl, a computer scientist at UCLA who is internationally known …

Artificial Intelligence

The Philosophy of Science Fiction

A talk with cultural theorist James Burton about liberating fictions, the Black Iron Prison, and his book <i>The Philosophy of Science Fiction: Henri</i> …

Philip K. Dick

David J. Stump, "Conceptual Change and the Philosophy of Science: Alternative Interpretations of the A Priori" (Routledge, 2015)

Ever since Kant argued that there was a category of truths, the synthetic a priori, that grounded the possibility of empirical knowledge, …

Philosophy

Population Pluralism and Natural Selection | The British Journal for the Philosophy of Science | Oxford Academic

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Evolution and Moral Realism | The British Journal for the Philosophy of Science | Oxford Academic

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When Philosophy of Science Matters: Pseudoscience, Public Health, and Public Policy

<i>by Massimo Pigliucci</i><p>Before the 1960s, things seemed to be relatively simple: science was the undisputed purveyor of new knowledge about the world, …

Philosophy

Digressions&Impressions

Let's stipulate that there is, since Ernest Nagel conceptualized it (in 1936), an 'analytical' tradition and that there is also a 'continental' …

Philosophy