Mon 22 Nov, 2010 02:28 pm - [quote]So now you have read Rorty do you think that we do not know that germs cause disease and its spread?
We do know that germs cause disease. I don't think they cause... (view)
Fri 12 Nov, 2010 10:02 am - I'd say theory creates meaning about some thing. In a sense, the sequence of symbols is the sign, the theoretical meaning is the signifier, and the thing studied is the signified.
Fri 16 Jul, 2010 08:00 pm - I won't speak for the others, but I am a student in the sense that I am pursuing a BA. One year left. Then -- onto graduate school! Or not. Depends on being accepted, and funding. (view)
Tue 6 Jul, 2010 01:42 pm - [quote="kennethamy"]
I really have no clear idea what the answers to your questions might be, and I think (myself) that they are too vague to answer. But the question seems to be why... (view)
Sat 3 Jul, 2010 02:39 pm - Sure. You can begin by answering these questions:
But is this notion of causation defensible (for science), or is it too metaphysical for science?
Do we need to think of cause in the... (view)
Sat 3 Jul, 2010 01:26 pm - Well, this is causing me to pull down my copy of Hume's Treatise and reinvestigate. (or is it? ;))
I'll try to build to concrete instances, but I would prefer to start out from... (view)
Fri 2 Jul, 2010 09:44 pm - I would argue that Hume is correct in so far as there is a problem with our notion of cause-and-effect, and that there actually is a problem of induction (as this is what I think it directly... (view)
Fri 2 Jul, 2010 09:19 pm - [quote="jeeprs"]
I thought it was David Hume who cast doubt on the logical necessity of causal relations: " “there are no ideas, which occur in metaphysics, more obscure and... (view)
Fri 2 Jul, 2010 10:52 am - Sure, I can try. I'll take your first post as the one I'm not grasping, since I think this is where you articulated your argument.
Any scientist wishing to... (view)