Category: Science & Technology
Posted by DanielS on Wednesday, December 31, 2014 at 07:19 AM
Posted by DanielS on Tuesday, January 14, 2014 at 09:15 AM
John Shotter’s “Social Accountability and the Social Construction of ‘You”
Posted by DanielS on Friday, January 10, 2014 at 01:43 AM
“Giambattista Vico is best known for his verum factum principle, first formulated in 1710 as part of his De antiquissima Italorum sapientia, ex linguae latinae originibus eruenda (1710) (“On the most ancient wisdom of the Italians, unearthed from the origins of the Latin language”). The principle states that truth is verified through creation or invention and not, as per Descartes, through observation: “The criterion and rule of the true is to have made it. Accordingly, our clear and distinct idea of the mind cannot be a criterion of the mind itself, still less of other truths. For while the mind perceives itself, it does not make itself.” This criterion for truth would later shape the history of civilization in Vico’s opus, the Scienza Nuova (The New Science, 1725), because he would argue that civil life – like mathematics – is wholly constructed.”
Posted by R-news on Sunday, December 8, 2013 at 03:29 PM
Let’s start with acknowledged instances of the use of nuclear weapons and some officially unacknowledged ones.
Posted by DanielS on Tuesday, November 12, 2013 at 02:18 PM
It shows the perils of scientism: being used by scientific concepts rather than using them. With that, how our enemies can use scientism against us.
Posted by James Bowery on Tuesday, April 2, 2013 at 02:45 PM
A colleague of mine passed away yesterday. My relationship with him began while he was at Interval Research circa 1996. This link is to a paper of his written shortly after we met on the basis of my interest in relational over functional description.
Posted by James Bowery on Monday, February 4, 2013 at 01:08 AM
I came upon the work of Frederick Parker-Rhodes in my quest for the ideal computer language, which I have elsewhere on MR discussed in relation to Heidegger’s “as” structure and GW’s ontology project. Recent work in theoretical physics has provided empirical validation to his “wildly eccentric” views—which managed to provide a priori derivations of the dimensionless scaling constants of physics from his ontology detailed in his book “The Theory of Indistinguishables”. To be brief, there is his “combinatorial hierarchy” that derives from FRP’s attempt to find the underlying mathematical structure of what he called “wholesight”.
Below the fold is an excerpt from “Wholesight: The Spirit Quest” by Frederick Parker-Rodes…