The feature of science most pushed on non-scientists as what defines a ‘great’ scientist is the notion of discovery. Heidegger resurrected the literal meaning of aletheia, truth, in Greek as ‘uncoveredness’, and occasionally science has used that to bolster its claims to be the arbiter of truth, despite Heidegger’s work containing a fundamental critique of… Continue reading Science and ‘Discovery’
Object-oriented is a contested term from software language design to ontology. Originally coined to describe the programming language Smalltalk by Alan Kay, one of the key designers of the language, its use has not only migrated to software languages that have very little in common with Smalltalk, but even to philosophical ontology via Graham Harman’s… Continue reading What is Intended by the term “Object-Oriented”?
‘Modern’ science, by which I mean science as essentially mathematical, like other communities has its own mythos, or self-narrative, by which community members identify as such, and understand their roles. The specific mythos of mathematical science was largely invented during the period known as the ‘enlightenment’, a period that ironically shares many features with the… Continue reading The Mythos of ‘Modern’ Science
The Cartesian Claim and the Reproof It seems to me that Mr. Champagne has thoroughly buried Descartes’ claim that an atheist cannot know geometry. However, because the paper remains on a superficial level of insight into the situation, the independent existence of God, whether believed in or not, remains a necessary condition. Thus the claim… Continue reading Thoughts on “God, Human Memory and the Certainty of Geometry” by Marc Champagne
My first full book, Horizons of Identity, is now available on Amazon. The paperback version is here while the e-book, which is free until April 28th, is here. Enjoy :).
It is precisely through belief that we come to the idea that we can determine things to a fuller extent than we actually can. Whether this determination regards the nature of reality-as-a-whole, the nature of god, or a determination of who someone is based on race, gender, class, or any other partial determination, it remains… Continue reading Why Belief is a Problem
We move between the imaginary and the actual all the time in acting and in knowing, insofar as any knowing is already an acting. We do this in two main ways: 1. Taking the actual into the imagination as knowledge of it. Aristotle called this form of knowing episteme, and it is for most people… Continue reading The Imaginary Real and the Actualized Virtual, or Why Development is Difficult