Tag Archives: Pragmatism

A Methodological Science

(This is the third part – of four – of the talk ‘The Science Delusion’ and follows on from the introduction to (conventional, i.e. metaphysical) Physicalism in part 2 to return to the idea of science as a method introduced (through the … Continue reading

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Physicalism

This is the second part – of four – of the talk ‘The Science Delusion’.   4. Physicalism: Not Dualism A central topic of this talk is physicalism. But what is physicalism? To answer that, I will offer a crude comparison with … Continue reading

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Knowledge is Personal

This is the second part (of three) of the talk ‘What I Know and Why I Know It’ which tries to provide a physical basis for knowledge. This part largely concerns philosophy. 10.      Pragmatism The philosophical movement called ‘Pragmatism’ arose in the … Continue reading

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Nature’s Secret Trick

“The way that human minds arrange particulars is a skill so deeply hidden in the human soul that we shall hardly guess the secret trick that Nature here displays” – Immanuel Kant This is the first part (of three) of the talk ‘What I … Continue reading

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Talk: What I Know and Why I Know It

“When the facts change, I change my mind. What do you do, sir?” The above quote (typically attributed to John Maynard Keynes but probably not originating from him) makes it sound so easy. So why don’t we all act in this … Continue reading

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